Tuning the Hydrophilicity of Gold Nanoparticles Templated in Star Block Copolymers

C.A. Fustin, C. Colard, M. Filali, P. Guillet, A.S. Duwez, M.A.R. Meier, U.S. Schubert, J.M.W. Gohy

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We report on a simple procedure to tune the hydrophilicity of hybrid gold nanoparticles. The nanoparticles have been prepared in the core of a poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(e-caprolactone) (PEG-b-PCL) five-arm star block copolymer. A hydrophilic corona was then added to these hybrid gold nanoparticles by direct chemisorption of trithiocarbonate-containing poly(acrylic acid) chains. These polymers were synthesized by RAFT polymerization with a trithiocarbonate as the chain-transfer agent. The efficiency of the grafting was evidenced by TEM, AFM, and DLS and by the successful transfer of these nanoparticles from organic solvent to water.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)6690-6695
Nummer van het tijdschrift15
StatusGepubliceerd - 2006

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