Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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June 15, 2005
HIGHLIGHT: Multicompartment Micelles: Has the Long-Standing Dream Become a Reality?
J.-F. Lutz,* A. Laschewsky*
The question as to whether the dream of realizing multicompartment micelles has been achieved is comprehensively answered here with the most recent advancements in this exciting field being highlighted. Multicompartment micelles are complex nanosized systems that possess a water-soluble shell and a hydrophobic core, which subsequently contains microdomains. Very recently, the morphology of such a multicompartment micelle was visualized for the first time by cryo-TEM. The future awaiting this exciting field is also discussed.