The pH Induced Vesicle to Micelle Morphology Transition of a THP-Protected Polymer

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The pH Induced Vesicle to Micelle Morphology Transition of a THP-Protected Polymer. / Doncom, Kay E. B.; Willcock, Helen; O'Reilly, Rachel K.

In: Journal of Polymer Science Part a-Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 52, No. 21, 16.08.2014, p. 3026-3031.

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title = "The pH Induced Vesicle to Micelle Morphology Transition of a THP-Protected Polymer",
abstract = "A diblock copolymer consisting of tetrahydropyranyl acrylate (THPA) as a pH‐deprotectable block, and a permanently hydrophobic block, methyl acrylate, was synthesized by RAFT polymerization using a quaternary amine functionalized, hydrophilic, RAFT chain transfer agent. The polymer self‐assembled in water to form vesicles with Dh = 130 nm, as determined by DLS and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy. Acid catalyzed deprotection of the THPA units to yield acrylic acid resulted in a vesicle to micelle morphology transition, as evidenced by the decrease in hydrodynamic diameter to Dh = 19 nm and the observation of micelles by dry state transmission electron microscopy. {\textcopyright} 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 3026–3031",
keywords = "diblock, copolymer, micelle, morphology, pH-responsive, RAFT, transition, vesicle",
author = "Doncom, {Kay E. B.} and Helen Willcock and O'Reilly, {Rachel K.}",
year = "2014",
month = aug,
day = "16",
doi = "10.1002/pola.27348",
language = "English",
volume = "52",
pages = "3026--3031",
journal = "Journal of Polymer Science. Part A: Polymer Chemistry",
issn = "0887-624X",
publisher = "Wiley",
number = "21",

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N2 - A diblock copolymer consisting of tetrahydropyranyl acrylate (THPA) as a pH‐deprotectable block, and a permanently hydrophobic block, methyl acrylate, was synthesized by RAFT polymerization using a quaternary amine functionalized, hydrophilic, RAFT chain transfer agent. The polymer self‐assembled in water to form vesicles with Dh = 130 nm, as determined by DLS and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy. Acid catalyzed deprotection of the THPA units to yield acrylic acid resulted in a vesicle to micelle morphology transition, as evidenced by the decrease in hydrodynamic diameter to Dh = 19 nm and the observation of micelles by dry state transmission electron microscopy. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 3026–3031

AB - A diblock copolymer consisting of tetrahydropyranyl acrylate (THPA) as a pH‐deprotectable block, and a permanently hydrophobic block, methyl acrylate, was synthesized by RAFT polymerization using a quaternary amine functionalized, hydrophilic, RAFT chain transfer agent. The polymer self‐assembled in water to form vesicles with Dh = 130 nm, as determined by DLS and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy. Acid catalyzed deprotection of the THPA units to yield acrylic acid resulted in a vesicle to micelle morphology transition, as evidenced by the decrease in hydrodynamic diameter to Dh = 19 nm and the observation of micelles by dry state transmission electron microscopy. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 3026–3031

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