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Title: Synthesis and self-assembly of amphiphilic chiral poly(amino acid) star polymers
Authors: Skey, Jared
Willcock, Helen
Lammens, Mieke
Du Prez, Filip
O'Reilly, Rachel K.
Keywords: Polymers
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © American Chemical Society
Citation: SKEY, J. .. et al., 2010. Synthesis and self-assembly of amphiphilic chiral poly(amino acid) star polymers. Macromolecules, 43 (14), pp.5949-5955.
Abstract: Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization techniques were utilized to polymerize N-acryloyl-l-phenylalanine methyl ester (l-Phe-OMe) and tetrahydropyranyl acrylate to afford amphiphilic star polymers (with 4 and 6 arms). These copolymer stars have a chiral hydrophobic core domain and can undergo further solution self-assembly to form well-defined nanostructures, which have been characterized using DLS, TEM, and cryo-TEM analysis. The characterization and properties of these novel chiral assemblies and their potential in racemic resolution are reported.
Description: Closed access. This article was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society [© American Chemical Society] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma101019g.
Sponsor: J.S., H.W., and R.O.R. acknowledge the Royal Society, ESPRC, The Leverhulme Trust, and the University of Warwick for funding. Some of the equipment used in this research was ... part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). M.L. thanks the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation through Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT-Vlaanderen) for a PhD scholarship. The European Science Foundation (ESF) Scientific Programme (STIPOMAT) and the Belgian Program on Inter-University Attraction Poles initiated by the Belgian State, Prime Minister’s office (ProgramP6/27), are acknowledged for financial support.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1021/ma101019g
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22882
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma101019g
ISSN: 0024-9297
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