Cross-linked block copolymer micelles: functional nanostructures of great potential and versatility Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Supramolecular self assembly techniques have provided a versatile means by which to selectively assemble polymer molecules into well-defined three dimensional core-shell nanostructures. The covalent stabilisation and tailoring of these dynamic nanostructures can be achieved using a range of chemistries within the assembly to afford robust functional nanoparticles. Many examples of the stabilisation, functionalisation and decoration of these nanoparticles have been reported in the literature and this tutorial review will focus on these recent developments and highlight their potential applications.

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • O'Reilly, R. K., Hawker, C. J., & Wooley, K. L.

citation count

  • 717

publication date

  • October 2006