Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2013, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (02): 327-334.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201212032

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Structure and Emulsification Performance of Amphiphilic Copolymer Self-Assembled Micelles

LIU Na, YI Cheng-Lin, SUN Jian-Hua, WANG Juan-Qin, LIU Xiao-Ya   

  1. Key Laboratory of Food Colloids and Biotechnology, Ministry of Education, School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2012-10-23 Revised:2012-11-30 Published:2013-01-14
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20974041, 21174056) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (JUDCF09007).


The photosensitive amphiphilic copolymer poly-(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride)-co-poly (7-(4-vinylbenzyloxyl)-4-methylcoumarin-alt-maleic anhydride) (PSMVM) micelles with various degrees of swelling were used as polymeric micellar emulsifiers to stabilize toluene-in-water emulsions. This paper focuses on the influence of the degree of photo-crosslinking on the micellar structure and the emulsification performance of the micelles. The research results indicated that the degree of photo-crosslinking, the degree of swelling, and the charge on the micelles played an important role in the micellar structure and the emulsifying performance of the micelles.

Key words: Amphipathy, Self-assembly, Photo-crosslinking degree, Swelling degree, Emulsification