Janus micelles induced by olefin metathesis

Frederik Wurm, Hannah M. König, Stefan Hilf, Andreas F.M. Kilbinger*

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A facile one-step procedure for hydrophobic modification and simultaneous TEM contrast enhancement via a regioselective olefin metathesis reaction using Grubbs- catalyst is presented. Polyether diblock copolymers were investigated, and both the chain ends of the hydrophilic and the hydrophobic block were hydrophobically modified. Modification of the hydrophilic block results in nonsymmetric supramolecular structures (Janus micelles) which self-assemble into larger hierarchically organized super-micelles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5876-5877
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2008
Externally publishedYes


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