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Probing solubilization sites in block copolymer micelles using fluorescence quenching

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Title
Probing solubilization sites in block copolymer micelles using fluorescence quenching
Abstract

The solubilization sites provided by micelles formed by a diblock copolymer with one neutral hydrophobic block, polystyrene, and one charged hydrophilic block, poly(acrylic acid) or poly(methacrylic acid), have been studied by fluorescence quenching of pyrene by polar and nonpolar quenchers. Pyrene solubilized into these micelles is distributed between the inner corona and the micelle core. The fraction of pyrene residing in the inner corona is almost unity for star micelles, where the corona-forming blocks are larger than the core-forming blocks, and around 0.5 for crew-cut micelles where the opposite situation prevails. The kinetics of the quenching process depends on the pyrene location, i.e. is static in the micelle core, and largely dynamic in the inner corona at low quencher concentration. The rate constants for fluorescence quenching by nitromethane are shown to increase with increasing pH.

Keywords
Polymer micelles; Block copolymers; Solubilization; Quenching of fluorescence
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 217, Issue 1, 1 January 2011, Pages 49–54
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