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Invertible Amphiphilic Homopolymers

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posted on 18.08.2004, 00:00 by Subhadeep Basu, Dharma Rao Vutukuri, Subarana Shyamroy, Britto S. Sandanaraj, S. Thayumanavan
Stimuli-responsive polymers and assemblies are viable candidates for the so-called “smart” materials. In this communication, we report a new class of amphiphilic homopolymers that forms micelle-like structures in polar solvents and inverted micelle-like structures in apolar solvents. We demonstrate that these superstructures are the result of the changes in the molecular-level conformations in the monomer.