Multi-responsive reversible gels based on charge-driven assembly

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Abstract

Linked in? Coassembly of an ABA triblock copolymer with charged end blocks and an oppositely charged polyelectrolyte yields gels that respond to changes in concentration, temperature, ionic strength, pH value, and charge composition. Above the critical gel concentration, the triblock copolymers bridge micelles, forming a sample-spanning transient network of interconnected micelles
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-711
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • transfer radical polymerization
  • indirect fourier transformation
  • small-angle scattering
  • rheological properties
  • block-copolymers
  • methyl-methacrylate
  • chain-length
  • polyelectrolyte
  • micelles
  • polymers

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