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Block Copolymers II

Volume 190 of the series Advances in Polymer Science pp 65-136

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Block Copolymer Micelles

  • Jean-François GohyAffiliated withUnité de Chimie des Matériaux Inorganiques et Organiques (CMAT) and Centre de recherche sur les matériaux et les dispositifs électroniques micro- et nanoscopiques (CerMin), Université catholique de Louvain Email author 

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Abstract

This review summarizes recent advances to date in the area of block copolymer micelles and also tries to highlight some new directions in that field. Generalities about the preparation, characterization, and dynamics of block copolymer micelles are first outlined. Selected examples of micelle formation in aqueous and organic media are shown for block copolymers with various architectures. The different types of micellar morphologies are discussed. New directions in block copolymer micellization are finally presented.

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ABC triblock copolymers Block copolymers Interpolyelectrolyte complexes Micelles Nanostructures Polyelectrolytes Supramolecular chemistry