Cellulose-based dual graft molecular brushes as potential drug nanocarriers: stimulus-responsive micelles, self-assembled phase transition behavior, and tunable crystalline morphologies.

@article{Yan2009CellulosebasedDG,
  title={Cellulose-based dual graft molecular brushes as potential drug nanocarriers: stimulus-responsive micelles, self-assembled phase transition behavior, and tunable crystalline morphologies.},
  author={Qiang Yan and Jinying Yuan and Fengbo Zhang and Xiaofeng Sui and Xuming Xie and Yingwu Yin and Shanfeng Wang and Yen Wei},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={2033-42}
}
Well-defined cellulose-based dual graft molecular brushes, composed of ethyl cellulose-graft-poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate)-graft-poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (EC-g-PDMAEMA-g-PCL), have been prepared by ring-opening polymerization (ROP) and atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). Unlike other brush copolymers, the new molecular brushes show some unique physicochemical properties and multifunction due to their unique topological structures. These biocompatible copolymers self… CONTINUE READING