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Title: Self-organization of double-C60 end-capped polyethylene oxide in chloronaphthalene and benzene solvent mixtures
Authors: Huo, H.
Ngai, T.
Goh, S.H. 
Issue Date: 20-Nov-2007
Citation: Huo, H., Ngai, T., Goh, S.H. (2007-11-20). Self-organization of double-C60 end-capped polyethylene oxide in chloronaphthalene and benzene solvent mixtures. Langmuir 23 (24) : 12067-12070. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Well-defined and narrowly distributed double-C60 end-functionalized poly(ethylene oxide) (C60-PEO-C60) was prepared by reacting azido-terminated PEO with C60. The self-organization behavior of such C60-modified copolymers in different mixtures of chloronaphthalene (CN) and benzene (BN) was studied by a combination of static and dynamic laser light scattering. For C 60-PEO-C60 in pure CN, a selective solvent only for C 60, self-organization occurred to form a large micelle-like core-shell aggregate, probably with some C60 interlocking with each other with the collapsed PEO chains as the core. The addition of BN, a second selective solvent for core-forming PEO chains, has a significant effect on the structures and compactness of the resultant aggregates because the introduction of BN increases the stretching of the PEO chains inside the core and modifies the interfacial energy of the core-corona interface. On the other hand, for C60-PEO-C60 in pure BN, a non-solvent of C60, several smaller flower-like micelles may self-organize to form a large spherical-like aggregation complex. © 2007 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Langmuir
ISSN: 07437463
DOI: 10.1021/la701762e
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