Polyelectrolyte multilayers of diblock copolymer micelles with temperature-responsive cores.

@article{Xu2011PolyelectrolyteMO,
  title={Polyelectrolyte multilayers of diblock copolymer micelles with temperature-responsive cores.},
  author={Li Xu and Zhichen Zhu and Svetlana A Sukhishvili},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={409-15}
}
We report on assembly and stimuli-response behavior of layer-by-layer (LbL) films of pH- and temperature-responsive cationic diblock copolymer micelles (BCMs) of poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)-block-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PDMA-b-PNIPAM) and a linear polyanion polystyrene sulfonate (PSS). As a function of solution pH at temperatures above lower critical solution temperature (LCST) of PNIPAM, PDMA-b-PNIPAM micelles have been demonstrated earlier to exhibit an abrupt change in… CONTINUE READING