Thermo- and light responsive micellation of azobenzene containing block copolymers

Florian D. Jochum, Patrick Theato
  • Chemical Communications, January 2010, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c0cc01288b

Block copolymers that respond to temperature and light

What is it about?

In this communication, the synthesis and characterization of thermo- and light responsive block copolymers is reported. PEO-b-PNIPAM polymers with azobenzene moieties were prepared and analyzed by turbidimetry, fluorescence, NMR and DLS measurements. A temperature controlled reversible formation as well as a light induced disruption and reformation of micellar structures in water was found.

Why is it important?

Formation of micelles by light

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