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Facile Synthesis of Worm-like Micelles by Visible Light Mediated Dispersion Polymerization Using Photoredox Catalyst

DOI :

10.3791/54269-v

June 8th, 2016

June 8th, 2016

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1Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), The University of New South Wales, 2Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN), The University of New South Wales, 3School of Chemical Engineering, The University of New South Wales

This article describes a process for producing polymeric self-assembled nanoparticles using visible light mediated dispersion polymerization. Using low energy visible light to control the polymerization allows for the reproducible formation of self-assembled worm-like micelles at high solids content.

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