Dual effect of thiol addition on fluorescent polymeric micelles: ON-to-OFF emissive switch and morphology transition

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  • Anne B. Mabire
  • Mathew P. Robin
  • Helen Willcock
  • Anais Pitto-Barry
  • Nigel Kirby

Colleges, School and Institutes


The morphology transition from micelles to vesicles of a solution-state self-assembled block copolymer, containing a fluorescent dye at the core–shell interface, has been induced by an addition–elimination reaction using a thiol, and has been shown to be coupled to a simultaneous ON-to-OFF switch in particle fluorescence.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11492-11495
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number78
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2014