Semi-crystalline block copolymer bicontinuous nanospheres for thermoresponsive controlled release

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Holder, S.J., Woodward, G., McKenzie, B.E. & Sommerdijk, N.A.J.M. (2014). Semi-crystalline block copolymer bicontinuous nanospheres for thermoresponsive controlled release. RSC Advances, 4(50), 25354-25357. In Scopus Cited 15 times.

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Abstract

 

We demonstrate the controlled release of pyrene, as a model hydrophobic molecule, from self-assembled bicontinuous nanospheres formed from an amphiphilic block copolymer. The bicontinuous polymer nanospheres act as efficient nanocarriers and the incorporation of hydrophobic poly(alkyl methacrylate) blocks introduces a temperature responsive component to the hydrophobic core.