Uni-molecular Hollow Micelles from Amphiphilic Homopolymer Poly(2-(4-vinylphenyl)pyridine)

Authors

  • Mohammad Changez,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea
    Current affiliation:
    1. M.C. and N.-G.K. contributed equally to this work.
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  • Nam-Goo Kang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea
    Current affiliation:
    1. M.C. and N.-G.K. contributed equally to this work.
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  • Jae-Suk Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), 261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea.
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Abstract

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Amphiphilic homopolymer poly(2-(4-vinylphenyl)pyridine) (PVPPy) forms hollow micelles with uni-molecular thickness in a tetrahydrofuran/water (95/5 v/v) azeotropic solvent. Depending on the pH of the media, the micelles may be transformed to vesicles.

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