5 years ago

Fabrication of pH- and Thermoresponsive Three-Layered Micelles via Host–Guest Interactions

Fabrication of pH- and Thermoresponsive Three-Layered Micelles via Host–Guest Interactions
Jingyan Zhang, Shiyong Liu, Haiou Zhou, Jinming Hu, Hao Liu
Well-defined β-cyclodextrin (β-CD)-terminated double hydrophilic diblock copolymers (DHBCs), β-CD- poly(di(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate) (PMEO2MA)-b-poly(2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate) (PDEA) (BP1) and β-CD-PDEA-b-PMEO2MA (BP2), are synthesized via sequential atom transfer radical polymerizations of di(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate and 2-(diethylamino)ethyl methacrylate using alkynyl-functionalized initiator, followed by click reactions with an excess of mono-azido-substituted β-cyclodextrin (β-CD-N3). The micellization behavior of these as-prepared DHBCs in aqueous solutions suffers from insufficient colloidal stabilities at basic pH and high temperatures (e.g., pH 9 and 45 °C), resulting in the formation of macroscopic precipitations. However, the stabilities of colloidal nanoparticles can be remarkably enhanced as a result of the convenient formation of three-layered micelles by taking advantage of host–guest interactions of BP1/BP2 and Ad-terminated poly(ethylene glycol). The pH- and thermoresponsive three-layered micelles with enhanced stability may augur promising applications in targeted drug delivery and controlled intelligent release. Thermo- and pH-responsive three-layered micelles are successfully constructed via the formation inclusion complexation between β-cyclodextrin and adamantyl moieties.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700225

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.