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392. Aissou, K.; Pfaff, A.; Giacomelli, C.; Travelet, Ch.; Müller, A.H.E.; Borsali, R.: Fluorescent Vesicles Consisting of Galactose-Based Amphiphilic Copolymers with a π-Conjugated Sequence Self-assembled in Water, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 32(12), 912 (2011) -- DOI: 10.1002/marc.201100054
Key words: block copolymers, fluorescence, nanoparticles, self-assembly, vesicles

Fluorescent vesicles considered as a mimic of natural primitive cells were prepared from poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(3-O-methacryloyl-D-galactopyranose) P3HT-b-PMAGP copolymers. The unique characteristic of such vesicular nanostructures is their architecture, which comprises a hydrophobic π-conjugated P3HT wall stabilized by a hydrophilic PMAGP interface featuring glucose units. The results of this work offer a very efficient and straightforward method for engineering well-controlled fluorescent nanoparticles, which provide an excellent support to the study of carbohydrate-protein interactions.

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