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323. Fang, B.; Walther, A.; Wolf, A.; Xu, Y.; Yuan, J.; Müller, A.H.E.: Undulated Multicompartment Cylinders by the Controlled and Directed Stacking of Polymer Micelles with a Compartmentalized Corona, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 48(16), 2877 (2009) -- DOI: 10.1002/anie.200806051 -- PDF
Key words: aggregation, block terpolymers, micelles, self-assembly, solvent effects

Long, bamboo-like undulated cylinders with distinct branch points and end groups were obtained by stacking of block terpolymer micelles with a fluorinated polybutadiene core and a compartmentalized corona of poly(4-tert-butoxystyrene) (PtBS) and poly(tert-butyl methacrylate) (PtBMA). Stacking of the polymer micelles occurred when the solvent was changed from dioxane (a good solvent for both corona blocks) to ethanol, a selective solvent for PtBMA. The stacking process is reversible.

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