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Synthesis of Diblock Copolymer Nanoparticles via Polymerisation-Induced Self-Assembly

Cunningham, Victoria (2016) Synthesis of Diblock Copolymer Nanoparticles via Polymerisation-Induced Self-Assembly. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerisation has been used to synthesise a range of amphiphilic diblock copolymers. These diblock copolymers undergo polymerisation-induced self-assembly (PISA) to form spherical, worm-like or vesicular nano-objects, depending on the target diblock composition and the reaction conditions. These diblock copolymers are analysed by a variety of techniques including NMR, GPC, DLS and TEM.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Chemistry (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.694482
Depositing User: Victoria Cunningham
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 10:20
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 20:02
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/14322

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