Exploiting the tetrazine-norbornene reaction for single polymer chain collapse

Claire F. Hansell, Annhelen Lu, Joseph P. Patterson, Rachel K. O'Reilly

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Single chain polymer nanoparticles (SCNPs) have been formed using polystyrenes decorated with pendent norbornenes and a bifunctional tetrazine crosslinker. Characterisation by size exclusion chromatography and 1H NMR gives evidence for the formation of SCNPs by the tetrazine–norbornene reaction, whilst light scattering, neutron scattering, transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy show that discrete well-defined nanoparticles are formed and their size in solution calculated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4102-4107
Number of pages6
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2014


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