Patchy nanocapsules of poly(vinylferrocene)-based block copolymers for redox-responsive release.

Nanocapsules composed of a poly(vinylferrocene)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) shell and a hydrophobic liquid core are prepared in water. The nanocapsule shells display a patchy structure with poly(vinylferrocene) patches with sizes of 25 ± 3 nm surrounded by poly(methyl methacrylate). The functional nanopatches can be selectively oxidized, thereby… CONTINUE READING