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Self-Assembly of Block and Graft Copolymers in Organic Solvents: An Overview of Recent Advances

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Faculty of Dental Medicine, “Apollonia” University, 700399 Iasi, Romania
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Research Institute “Academician Ioan Haulica”, 700399 Iasi, Romania
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University of Haute Alsace, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, Laboratoire de Photochimie et d’Ingénierie Macromoléculaires, 68093 Mulhouse CEDEX, France
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Polymers 2018, 10(1), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10010062
Received: 20 November 2017 / Revised: 4 January 2018 / Accepted: 6 January 2018 / Published: 11 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Micelles)
This review is an attempt to update the recent advances in the self-assembly of amphiphilic block and graft copolymers. Their micellization behavior is highlighted for linear AB, ABC triblock terpolymers, and graft structures in non-aqueous selective polar and non-polar solvents, including solvent mixtures and ionic liquids. The micellar characteristics, such as particle size, aggregation number, and morphology, are examined as a function of the copolymers’ architecture and molecular characteristics. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-assembly; micelle; organic solvents; block copolymers; graft copolymers; triblock terpolymers self-assembly; micelle; organic solvents; block copolymers; graft copolymers; triblock terpolymers
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Atanase, L.I.; Riess, G. Self-Assembly of Block and Graft Copolymers in Organic Solvents: An Overview of Recent Advances. Polymers 2018, 10, 62.

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