Micelles formed by cylindrical brush-coil block copolymers

Nawel Khelfallah, Nikhil Gunari, Karl Fischer, Giorgos Gkogkas, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Manfred Schmidt*

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Amphiphilic cylindrical brush-coil block copolymers consisting of a polystyrene coil and a cylindrical brush block with poly(acrylic acid) side chains are prepared by ATRP of t-butylacrylate from a block comacroinitiator. Upon acidolysis of the poly(t-butylacrylate), water-soluble poly mers were obtained that were observed to form micelles consisting of 4-5 block copolymers on average in aqueous' solution. The star-like nature of such micelles was clearly visualized by scanning force microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1693-1697
Number of pages5
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Atom transfer radical polymerization ( ATRP)
  • Block copolymers
  • Cylindrical brushes
  • Micelles
  • Polymacromonomers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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