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Block copolymer vesicles-using concepts from polymer chemistry to mimic biomembranes

Kita-Tokarczyk, Katarzyna and Grumelard, Julie and Haefele, Thomas and Meier, Wolfgang. (2005) Block copolymer vesicles-using concepts from polymer chemistry to mimic biomembranes. Polymer, 46 (11). pp. 3540-3563.

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Abstract

A review. Owing to the increasing interest in self-assembled structures from block copolymer materials, we present here a review of recent literature concerning amphiphilic block copolymer vesicles. A vesicular morphol. is applicable not only in such fields like delivery-release and biomineralization, but also has been utilized for prepn. of nanoreactors and incorporation of biol. macromols. The organization of this paper is the following: we first provide the readers with the overview of the current literature concerning the vesicle prepn. and most commonly used exptl. methods applied for vesicle investigations. Next, we consider the vesicle formation in more detail and present the morphologies resulting from the interplay of factors influencing vesicular structures in soln. Further, membrane properties will be reviewed, and finally, we wish to focus on our group's achievements in studying nanocontainers from both ABA and ABC amphiphilic block copolymers. [on SciFinder (R)]
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Kita-Tokarczyk, Katarzyna and Meier, Wolfgang P.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0032-3861
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
Last Modified:02 Feb 2017 09:16
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 14:07

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