Tuning Polymeric Amphiphilicity via Se-N Interactions: towards One-step Double Emulsion for Highly Selective Enzyme Mimics

Xiaopeng Huang, Ruochen Fang, Dingguan Wang, Jian Wang, Huaping Xu, Yapei Wang and Xi Zhang

Small, 201511, 1537-1541.

A selenium-containing small molecule is exploited to controllably tune the polymer amphiphilicity, leading to fabrication of appropriate polymer surfactants through which one-step double emulsions can be obtained in a facile, scalable, surfactant-free approach. After solvent evaporation, these resulting porous microparticles are shown to be the exceptional artificial GPx enzyme mimics.

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