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New publication! Changing the morphology: the addition of thiophenes!

New Publication in Journal of Polymer Research

Thiophene decorated block copolymers templated from poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride)-block-poly(styrene) one-shot block copolymer: effect of thiophene inclusion on morphology

Poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride) copolymer and poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride)-block-poly(styrene) block copolymer with narrow molecular weight distributions were synthesized by nitroxide mediated radical polymerization (NMP) and the anhydride units were selectively converted to thiophene units. The thiophene decorated poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride) copolymer was emulsified in water, resulting in rod-like or cylindrical morphologies with diameters ≈ 90 nm while the non-decorated copolymers and thiophene decorated block copolymer resulted in spheres.

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