Polymeric nanoparticles, micelles and polymersomes from amphiphilic block copolymer

Heui Kyoung Cho, In Woo Cheong, Jung Min Lee, Jung Hyun Kim

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Block copolymers are made up of blocks of different polymerized monomers. Among the block copolymers, amphiphilic block copolymers can self-assemble to form nano-sized vehicles, such as micelles, nanoparticles, polymersomes, in aqueous or non-aqueous media. This review describes the synthesis, formation, and major applications of amphiphilic block copolymer and corresponding vehicles in order to provide an overview of the current features of functionalized block copolymers for drug delivery applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)731-740
Number of pages10
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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