RAFT polymerization, a versatile tool for the production of functional soft nanoparticles

Varangkana Jitchum, Hamilton Kakwere, Vincent Ladmiral, Sébastien Perrier

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Block copolymers showing a hydrophilic and a hydrophobic segment were synthesized via reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization, and their amphiphilic properties were exploited to generate polymeric micelles in water. The hydrophilic corona was subsequently crosslinked covalently to yield surface functional soft nanoparticles showing hydroxyl groups in the case of poly(ethyl acrylate-b-hydroxethyl acrylate) and carboxylic acid groups when using poly(acrylic acid-b-isoprene).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-292
Number of pages14
JournalACS Symposium Series
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

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