Amphiphilic core–shell nanospheres obtained by intramicellar shell crosslinking of polymer micelles with poly(ethylene oxide) linkers Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Intramicellar crosslinking of the polymer chains within the shells of polystyrene-b-poly(acrylic acid) micelles by reaction with difunctional poly(ethylene oxide) afforded unimolecular amphiphilic core-shell nanospheres (50 nm hydrodynamic radius); the resulting surface hydrogel layer gives an approximate fivefold increase of particle volume from the dry state to aqueous solution.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Huang, H., Wooley, K. L., Huang, H., & Remsen, E. E.

citation count

  • 84

publication date

  • January 1998