Diblock copolymers polystyrene-block-polyvinyltriethoxysilane (PS-b-PVTES) were synthesized via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), which self-assembled into spherical micelles in solvent of THF-methanol mixtures. The self-assembled micelles were immobilized by cross-linking reaction of VTES in a shell layer of micelles. The chemical structures of block copolymers and morphology of micelles were characterized in detail. It was found that the size of immobilized micelles was strongly affected by the copolymer concentration, composition of mixture solvent, and block ratios.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.
Wang D R, Wang X G. Amphiphilic Azo Polymers: Molecular Engineering, Self-assembly and Photoresponsive Properties[J]. Progress in Polymer Science, 2013, 38(2): 271–301
Liu W Y, Liu Y J, Hao X H, et al. Backbone-collapsed Intra-and Inter-molecular Self-assembly of Cellulose-based Dense Graft Copolymer[J]. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2012, 88(1): 290–298
Lin Y Y, Cheng X H, Qiao Y, et al. Creation of Photo-modulated Multistate and Multi-scale Molecular Assemblies via Binary-state Molecular Switch[J]. Soft Matter., 2010, 6(5): 902–904
Wang Y P, Ma N, Wang Z Q, et al. Photocontrolled Reversible Supramolecular Assemblies of an Azobenzene-containing Surfactant with Alpha-cyclodextrin[J]. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2007, 46(16): 2823–2826
Li W K, Liu S Q, Deng R H, et al. A Simple Route to Improve Inorganic Nanoparticles Loading Efficiency in Block Copolymer Micelles [J]. Macromoleculars, 2013, 46: 2282–2291
Gao X, Zhu S P, Heather S, et al. Nanoscale Patterning through Self-assembly of Hydrophilic Block Copolymers with One Chain End Constrained to Surface[J]. Polymer, 2010, 51(8): 1771–1778
Jin K K, Seung Y Y, Lee Y, et al. Functional Nanomaterials based on Block Copolymer Self-assembly[J]. Progress in Polymer Science, 2010, 35(11): 1325–1349
Tang X Z, Hu Y C, Pan C Y. Multiple Morphologies of Self-assembled Star Aggregates of Amphiphilic PEO-b-PNPMA Diblock Copolymers in Solution, Synthesis and Micellization[J]. Polymer, 2007, 48(21): 6354–6365
Lian X M, Zhao F, Li Y, et al. Photophysical Properties and Self-assembly of Triblock Copolymer with Complexes of Positively Charged PDMAEMA and Oppositely Charged Chromophores[J]. Polymer, 2012, 53(9): 1906–1914
Chang S C, Chiu S J, Hsu C Y, et al. White-light Fluorescent Nanoparticles from Self-assembly of Rhodamine B-anchored Amphiphilic Poly(poly(ethylene glycol)methacrylate)-b-poly(glycidyl methacrylate) Block Copolymer[J]. Polymer, 2012, 53(20): 4399–4406
Qin S, Li H, Yuan W Z, et al. Hierarchical Self-assembly of Fluorine-containing Diblock Copolymer:From Onion-like Nanospheres to Superstructured Microspheres[J]. Polymer, 2011, 52(4): 1191–1196
Du J Z, Rachel K O R. Advances and Challenges in Smart and Functional Polymer Vesicles[J]. Soft Matter, 2009, 5: 3544–3561
Zhang W, Wang S H, Li X H, et al. Organic/inorganic Hybrid Starshaped Block Copolymers of Poly(l-lactide) and Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with a Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane Core: Synthesis and Self-assembly[J]. European Polymer Journal, 2012, 48(4): 720–729
Zhang K, Gao L, Chen Y M, et al. Onion-like Microspheres with Tricomponent from Gelable Triblock Copolymers[J]. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2010, 346: 48–53
Vural B, Sule S, Selma Y, et al. Micelles and ‘Reverse Micelles’ with a Novel Water-Soluble Diblock Copolymer[J]. Polymer, 2008, 49(19): 4057–4065
Lin L. Studies on Synthesis and Self-assembly Behavior of Amphiphilic Block Copolymer via ATRP[D]. Taiyuan: Shaanxi Normal University, 2009
Yu X, Tang X Z, Pan C Y. Synthesis, Characterization and Self-assembly Behavior of Six-armed Star Block Copolymers with Triphenylene Core[J]. Polymer, 2005, 46(24): 11149–11156
Du J Z, Chen Y M. Organic-inorganic Hybrid Nanoparticles with a Complex Hollow Structure[J]. Angew Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2004, 43: 5084–5087
Hu D J, Cheng Z P, Wang G, et al. Synthesis of ABA Triblock Copolymer of Poly(potassium Acrylate-styrene-potassium Acrylate) by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and the Self-assembly in Selective Solvents[J]. Polymer, 2004, 45(19): 6525–6532
Yu H J, Wang L, Chen T. Novel Organic/inorganic Hybrid Self-assembly Aggregates of Ferrocene-poly(styrene)-b-poly[3-(trimethyoxysilyl) propyl Methacrylate][J]. European Polymer Journal, 2009, 45(3): 639–642
Du J Z, Chen Y M. Hairy Nanospheres by Gelation of Reactive Block Copolymer Micelles[J]. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2005, 26(6): 491–494
Du J Z, Chen Y M. Atom-transfer Radical Polymerization of a Reactive Monomer: 3-(Trimethoxysilyl)propyl Methacrylate[J]. Macromolecules, 2004, 37: 6322–6328
Funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51403001, 20804001, 20974001, 21174001, 51273001), the Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (No.20113401110003), “211 Project” and “Incubation Fund for Excellent Young Researcher” of Anhui University
About this article
Cite this article
Zhu, S., Zhu, H., Xia, R. et al. Synthesis and immobilization of polystyreneb-polyvinyltriethoxysilane micelles. J. Wuhan Univ. Technol.-Mat. Sci. Edit. 33, 221–225 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11595-018-1809-9