Reversible Gold "Locked" Synthetic Vesicles Derived From Stimuli-Responsive Diblock Copolymers
Polymers and High Performance Materials
Polymersomes derived from a RAFT-generated, thermally responsive diblock copolymer, P(DMAEMA(165)-b-NIPAM(435)), were shell cross-linked by in situ gold nanoparticle formation. The cross-linking was subsequently reversed by the addition of the thiols capable of inducing a ligand exchange on the surface of the gold nanoparticle.
Smith, A. E.,
Savin, D. A.,
McCormick, C. L.
(2010). Reversible Gold "Locked" Synthetic Vesicles Derived From Stimuli-Responsive Diblock Copolymers. Polymer Chemistry, 1(5), 628-630.
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