Dual redox responsive assemblies formed from diselenide block copolymers

Ning Ma, Ying Li, Huaping Xu, Zhiqiang Wang, and Xi Zhang

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 442-443.

A block copolymer with diselenide bonds in the polymer backbone was reported. This block copolymer was capable of forming micellar aggregates that were responsive to redox stimuli. Compared with other redox responsive aggregates, this type of diselenide-containing block copolymer aggregates could be responsive to both oxidants and reductants even in a solution with a very low concentration under mild conditions.

Ma N JACS 2010