Branched Cylindrical Micelles via Crystallization-Driven Self- Assembly

Huibin Qiu, Van A Du, MA Winnik, Ian Manners

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We report the preparation of branched micelles by the growth of thinner-core cylindrical micelles at the termini of the thicker-core cylindrical micelle seeds through crystallization-driven self-assembly of polyferroce- nylsilane block copolymers. The branched micelles possessed structures with monodisperse middle segments and, in most cases, two branches at the seed terminus. After cross-linking of the coronas, the branched micelles become resistant to dissolution in good solvents for both blocks and can be manipulated as colloidally stable nanomaterials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17739-17742
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2013


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