Title

Reversible Gold "Locked" Synthetic Vesicles Derived From Stimuli-Responsive Diblock Copolymers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2010

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Polymer Chemistry

Volume

1

Issue

5

First Page

628

Last Page

630