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The collaborative work of professors Marc Hillmyer and Theresa Reineke and their research groups was highlighted in an article published in Nature Materials.
In the article, "Polymer Chemistry: Still in Control," author Jeffrey Pyun highlights the development of synthetic strategies and advances in top-down nanofabrication. He featured the Department of Chemistry's research into the creation of block terpolymers, which could be important for in vivo drug-delivery applications.
Read the article on Nature Materials' website, or download a PDF of the complete article.
In the figure: Glucose-functionalized diblock terpolymers. a, A schematic representation of the glucose- functionalized diblock terpolymers and the micellar structure formed in fetal bovine serum. The polymer micelles are composed of poly(ethylene-alt-propylene)–poly[(N,N-dimethylacrylamide)- grad-(2-methacrylamido glucopyranose)] (PEP–poly(DMA-grad–MAG). b, A cryogenic transmission electron micrograph of the diblock terpolymer micelles. Image reproduced with permission from ref. 9, © 2012 ACS.
Yin, L., Dalsin, M. C., Sizovs, A., Reineke, T. M. & Hillmyer, M. A. Macromolecules 45, 4322–4332 (2012).