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|Title: ||The pH-induced vesicle-to-micelle morphology transition of a THP-protected polymer|
|Authors: ||Doncom, Kay E.B.|
O'Reilly, Rachel K.
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||© Wiley Periodicals|
|Citation: ||DONCOM, K., WILLCOCK, H. and O'REILLY, K., 2014. The pH-induced vesicle-to-micelle morphology transition of a THP-protected polymer. Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry, 52 (21), pp.3026-3031.|
|Abstract: ||A diblock copolymer consisting of tetrahydropyranyl acrylate (THPA) as a pH-deprotectable block, and a permanently hydrophobic block, methyl acrylate, was synthesized by RAFT polymerization using a quaternary amine functionalized, hydrophilic, RAFT chain transfer agent. The polymer self-assembled in water to form vesicles with Dh = 130 nm, as determined by DLS and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy. Acid catalyzed deprotection of the THPA units to yield acrylic acid resulted in a vesicle to micelle morphology transition, as evidenced by the decrease in hydrodynamic diameter to Dh = 19 nm and the observation of micelles by dry state transmission electron microscopy.|
|Description: ||This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: DONCOM, K., WILLCOCK, H. and O'REILLY, K., 2014. The pH-induced vesicle-to-micelle morphology transition of a THP-protected polymer. Journal of Polymer Science. Part A, Polymer Chemistry, 52 (21), pp.3026-3031, which has been published in final form at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.27348. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.|
|Sponsor: ||The authors thank the EPSRC and the University of Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship for funding.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pola.27348|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Materials)|
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