Thermoresponsive behavior of micellar aggregates from end-functionalized PnBA-b-PNIPAM-COOH block copolymers and their complexes with lysozyme.

@article{Papagiannopoulos2016ThermoresponsiveBO,
  title={Thermoresponsive behavior of micellar aggregates from end-functionalized PnBA-b-PNIPAM-COOH block copolymers and their complexes with lysozyme.},
  author={Aristeidis Papagiannopoulos and Anastasia Meristoudi and Stergios Pispas and Uwe Keiderling},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2016},
  volume={12 31},
  pages={
          6547-56
        }
}
The temperature response of micellar aggregates of poly(n-butyl acrylate)-b-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-carboxylic acid (PnBA-b-PNIPAM-COOH) end-functionalized diblock copolymers in aqueous solutions is investigated by small angle neutron scattering and light scattering techniques. The particular micellar aggregates present -COOH groups at their surface due to the molecular architecture of the block copolymer chains. Above the critical solution temperature micellar aggregation depends on the… CONTINUE READING