A fundamental investigation of cross-linking efficiencies within discrete nanostructures , using the cross-linker as a reporting molecule Academic Article uri icon


  • Various bi-functional pyrazine-based chromophores were used as cross-linkers to probe directly the efficiencies of their incorporation into the shell of block copolymer micelles. In addition, the block copolymer micelles were made to carry pre-installed reactive functionalities along the central block of an amphiphilic triblock copolymer. Unique photo-physical characteristics were observed, depending upon the type of pyrazine cross-linker, the conditions used for cross-linking and the stoichiometries applied. © 2009 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Sun, G., Lee, N. S., Neumann, W. L., Freskos, J. N., Shieh, J. J., Dorshow, R. B., & Wooley, K. L.

citation count

  • 22

publication date

  • January 2009