Poly(4-(aminomethyl)styrene)-b-polystyrene: Synthesis and unilamellar vesicle formation

Stefanie M. Gravano, Mark Borden, Timothy Von Werne, Edward M. Doerffler, Georgina Salazar, Aaron Chen, Edward Kisak, Joseph A. Zasadzinski, Timothy E. Patten, Marjorie L. Longo

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The formation of vesicles using block copolymers of the composition poly(4-(aminomethyl)styrene)-b-polystyrene was discussed. A macroinitiator was prepared by the atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of (4-vinylbenzyl)phthalimide. The gel permeation chromatograms (GPC) of the block copolymers showed unimodal distributions with polydispersities of less than 1:30 and increases of molecular weights relative to the macroinitiator. The copolymer with the longest polystyrene chain yielded large vesicles indicating a large bending modulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1938-1941
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 5 2002


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