Self-assembly of double hydrophobic block copolymers in water-ethanol mixtures: from micelles to thermoresponsive micellar gels.

@article{Hoogenboom2009SelfassemblyOD,
  title={Self-assembly of double hydrophobic block copolymers in water-ethanol mixtures: from micelles to thermoresponsive micellar gels.},
  author={Richard Hoogenboom and Sarah Rogers and Aydin Can and C Remzi Becer and Carlos Guerrero-Sanchez and Daan Wouters and Stephanie Hoeppener and Ulrich S. Schubert},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={5582-4}
}
Micellization and micellar gel formation of poly(styrene)-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) [PS-b-PMMA] are demonstrated in a water-ethanol solvent mixture; full hydration of the PMMA causes a large radius of gyration resulting in micellar gel formation at only 1 wt% polymer concentration.