Toroidal micelles of polystyrene-block-poly(acrylic acid)

Cuicui Liu, Gang Chen, Hang Sun, Jun Xu, Yuhua Feng, Zhou Zhang, Tom Wu, Hongyu Chen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A simple diblock copolymer, polystyrene-block-poly(acrylic acid), can be used to create toroidal micelles with and without inserted gold nanoparticles. Achievement of this elusive morphology at narrow ranges of DMF/H 2O ratio can be attributed to an experimental setup that locks the solvent ratio while allowing sufficient time and kinetic energy for the polymer to evolve at high temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2721-2726
Number of pages6
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 4 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • block copolymers
  • gold nanoparticles
  • micelles
  • morphology
  • toroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials


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