Highly stabilized nanostructures from poly(L-lactide)-block-poly(oxyethylene) having a photoreactive end functionality


A photoreactive amphiphilic diblock copolymer was used to form stable nanostructures. The nanoparticles of the copolymer were prepared in an aqueous medium and photo-irradiated by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The particles were self-organized into long nanobands after heating. The nanobands and nanoparticles were stabilized by the photoreaction of the cinnamate groups.

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Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry