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- He, Fan, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017 v.9 no.22 pp. 19258-19268
- composite polymers; doxorubicin; fluorescein; hydrophilicity; hydrophobicity; intracellular fluids; models; neoplasms; phase transition; polyethylene glycol; potassium; therapeutics
- ... A novel type of smart polymersomes with rapid K⁺-triggered drug-release properties is developed in this work. Block copolymers with biocompatible poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) as the hydrophilic block and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-benzo-18-crown-6-acrylamide) (PNB) copolymer as the K⁺-responsive block are successfully synthesized. Because of the presence of 18-crown-6 units, the PEG-b-PNB block ...