Peters M1, Zaquen N1, D'Olieslaeger L1, Bové H, Vanderzande D1,2, Hellings N, Junkers T1,2, Ethirajan A1,2.
Biomacromolecules. 2016 Aug 8;17(8):2562-71. doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b00574. Epub 2016 Jul 5.Conjugated polymers have attracted significant interest in the bioimaging field due to their excellent optical properties and biocompatibility. Tailor-made poly(p-phenylenevinylene) (PPV) conjugated polymer nanoparticles (NPs) are in here described. Two different nanoparticle systems using poly[2-methoxy-5-(3',7'-dimethoxyoctyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MDMO-PPV) and a functional statistical copolymer 2-(5'-methoxycarbonylpentyloxy)-5-methoxy-1,4-phenylenevinylene (CPM-MDMO-PPV), containing ester groups on the alkoxy side chains, were synthesized by combining miniemulsion and solvent evaporation processes. Read More