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Temperature-induced self-assembly and metal-ion stabilization of histidine functional block copolymers

Brisson, Emma R. L.; Griffith, James C.; Bhaskaran, Ayana; Franks, G.V.; Connal, Luke


Histidine functional block copolymers are thermally self‐assembled into polymer micelles with poly‐N‐isopropylacrylamide in the core and the histidine functionality in the corona. The thermally induced self‐assemblies are reversible until treated with Cu2+ ions at 50 °C. Upon treatment with 0.5 equivalents of Cu2+ relative to the histidine moieties, metal‐ion coordination locks the self‐assemblies. The self‐assembly behavior of histidine functional block copolymers is explored at different...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry
DOI: 10.1002/pola.29351


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