dc.contributor.authorHans-Peter M. de Hoog
dc.contributor.authorDennis M. Vriezema
dc.contributor.authorMadhavan Nallani
dc.contributor.authorSuzanne Kuiper
dc.contributor.authorJeroen J. L. M. Cornelissen
dc.contributor.authorAlan E. Rowan
dc.contributor.authorRoeland J. M. Nolte
dc.identifier.citationHans-Peter, M. H., Dennis, M. V., Madhavan, N., Suzanne, K., Jeroen, J. L. M. C., Alan E. R., & Roeland, J. M. N. (2008). Tuning the properties of PS-PIAT block copolymers and their assembly into polymersomes. Soft matter, 4, 1003–1010.
dc.description.abstractThe diblock copolymer polystyrene-b-polyisocyanoalanine(2-thiophene-3-yl-ethyl)amide (PS–PIAT) was prepared by reacting the isocyanide monomer (1) with a Ni(II) initiator complex prepared from polystyrene amine (PS40NH2), either obtained by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) or anionic polymerization (AP). It was found that polymerization of optically pure 1 followed first-order kinetics in monomer concentration and resulted in the formation of insoluble block copolymers, whereas the rate of polymerization of optical mixtures of 1 was retarded and yielded block copolymers that were better soluble. Furthermore, PS–PIAT polymersomes of which the PS-block was prepared by AP were more stable than polymersomes of which the PS-block was prepared by ATRP, as was indicated by combined turbidity and dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements on the aggregate solutions.en_US
dc.format.extent8 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSoft matteren_US
dc.titleTuning the properties of PS-PIAT block copolymers and their assembly into polymersomesen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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