Benzaldehyde-functionalized polymer vesicles. Academic Article uri icon


  • Polymer vesicles with diameters of ca. 100-600 nm and bearing benzaldehyde functionalities within the vesicular walls were constructed through self-assembly of an amphiphilic block copolymer PEO(45)-b-PVBA(26) in water. The reactivity of the benzaldehyde functionalities was verified by cross-linking the polymersomes and also by a one-pot cross-linking and functionalization approach to further render the vesicles fluorescent, each via reductive amination. In vitro studies found these labeled nanostructures to undergo cell association.

published proceedings

  • ACS Nano

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Sun, G., Fang, H., Cheng, C., Lu, P., Zhang, K. e., Walker, A. V., Taylor, J., & Wooley, K. L.

citation count

  • 64

complete list of authors

  • Sun, Guorong||Fang, Huafeng||Cheng, Chong||Lu, Peng||Zhang, Ke||Walker, Amy V||Taylor, John-Stephen A||Wooley, Karen L

publication date

  • March 2009