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Self-assembly of double hydrophobic block copolymers in water–ethanol mixtures : from micelles to thermoresponsive micellar gels

Royal Society of Chemistry
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  • Qd Chemistry


Micellization and micellar gel formation of poly(styrene)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) [PS-b-PMMA] are demonstrated in a water–ethanol solvent mixture; full hydration of the PMMA causes a large radius of gyration resulting in micellar gel formation at only 1 wt% polymer concentration.

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