Fluorous cylindrical micelles of controlled length by crystallization-driven self-assembly of block copolymers in fluorinated media

Zachary M. Hudson, Jieshu Qian, Charlotte E. Boott, Mitchell A. Winnik*, Ian Manners

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Abstract

Fluorous solvents have recently found broad applications in medical treatments as well as catalytic transformations, yet the controlled self-assembly of nanomaterials in fluorinated media has remained a challenge. Herein, we report the synthesis of block copolymers containing a crystalline polyferrocenylsilane metalloblock and a highly fluorinated coil block and their controlled self-assembly in fluorinated media. Using the crystallization-driven self-assembly approach, cylindrical micelles have been prepared with controlled lengths and narrow length polydispersities by self-seeding. Finally, by partial functionalization of these block copolymers with fluorescent dye molecules, we show that well-defined, functional nanomaterials can be obtained in the fluorous phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalACS Macro Letters
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2015

Structured keywords

  • BCS and TECS CDTs

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