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dc.contributor.authorKang, Y.*
dc.contributor.authorPitto-Barry, Anaïs*
dc.contributor.authorWillcock, H.*
dc.contributor.authorQuan, W-D.*
dc.contributor.authorKirby, N.*
dc.contributor.authorSanchez, A.M.*
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, R.K.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-29T12:06:43Z
dc.date.available2018-03-29T12:06:43Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationKang Y, Pitto-Barry A, Willcock H, Quan W-D, Kirby N, Sanchez AM and O'Reilly RK (2015) Exploiting nucleobase-containing materials : from monomers to complex morphologies using RAFT dispersion polymerization. Polymer Chemistry. 6(1): 106-117.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15382
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe synthesis of nucleobase-containing polymers was successfully performed by RAFT dispersion polymerization in both chloroform and 1,4-dioxane and self-assembly was induced by the polymerizations. A combination of scattering and microscopy techniques were used to characterize the morphologies. It is found that the morphologies of self-assembled nucleobase-containing polymers are solvent dependent. By varying the DP of the core-forming block, only spherical micelles with internal structures were obtained in chloroform when using only adenine-containing methacrylate or a mixture of adenine-containing methacrylate and thymine-containing methacrylate as monomers. However, higher order structures and morphology transitions were observed in 1,4-dioxane. A sphere-rod-lamella-twisted bilayer transition was observed in this study. Moreover, the kinetics of the dispersion polymerizations were studied in both solvents, suggesting a different formation mechanism in these systems.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Warwick, Swiss National Science Foundation, EPSRC, Birmingham Science City, Advanatfe West Midlands (AWM), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Science City Research Alliance, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4py01074den_US
dc.rights© 2015 RSC. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.en_US
dc.subjectNucleobase-containing polymers; RAFT dispersion polymerisation; Self-assemblyen_US
dc.titleExploiting nucleobase-containing materials : from monomers to complex morphologies using RAFT dispersion polymerizationen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2014-09-10
dc.date.application2014-09-11
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US


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