Fluorescent nanoparticles from PEGylated polyfluorenes

Jonathan M. Behrendt, Yun Wang, Helen Willcock, Laura Wall, Mark C. McCairn, Rachel K. O'Reilly, Michael L. Turner

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Polyfluorenes with both alkyl and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) side-chains have been synthesised and processed into fluorescent nanoparticles via nanoprecipitation. The PEG/alkyl ratio is found to exert a significant influence over the size, polymer microstructure and optical properties of the resultant nanoparticles. This paves the way for a deeper understanding of how polymer structure can be manipulated to provide greater control over the nanoprecipitation process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1333-1336
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2013


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