Think beyond the core: The impact of the hydrophilic corona on the drug solubilization using polymer micelles.

@article{Haider2020ThinkBT,
  title={Think beyond the core: The impact of the hydrophilic corona on the drug solubilization using polymer micelles.},
  author={Malik Salman Haider and Michael M. L{\"u}btow and Sebastian Endres and Stefan Forster and Vanessa Judith Flegler and Bettina B{\"o}ttcher and Vladimir Aseyev and Ann‐Christin P{\"o}ppler and Robert Luxenhofer},
  journal={ACS applied materials \& interfaces},
  year={2020}
}
Polymeric micelles are typically characterized as core-shell structures. The hydrophobic core is considered as depot for hydrophobic molecules and the corona forming block acts as stabilizing and solubilizing interface between core and aqueous milieu. Tremendous efforts have been made to tune the hydrophobic block to increase drug loading and stability of micelles, while the role of hydrophilic blocks is rarely investigated in this context with poly(ethylene glycol) being the gold standard of… 
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