Aggregation behavior of amphiphilic phthalocyanine block copolymers

Mutsumi Kimura, Hiroyuki Ueki, Kazuchika Ohta, Kenji Hanabusa, Hirofusa Shirai, Nagao Kobayashi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

26 Citations (Scopus)


Novel amphiphilic poly(norbornene)s were prepared from two different monomers bearing a copper phthalocyanine and a branched hydrophilic side chain through a ring-opening metathesis reaction using a ruthenium initiator. The phthalocyanine moieties were contained as a side chain of the resulting poly-(norbornene) backbone. The aggregation behavior of the amphiphilic phthalocyanine diblock copolymer was investigated by a monolayer experiment at a water-air interface, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The copolymer formed organized films at a water-air interface by using pure water as the subphase. Furthermore, 8 in an alkaline aqueous solution formed spherical micelles observed by TEM and AFM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7683-7687
Number of pages5
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Aggregation behavior of amphiphilic phthalocyanine block copolymers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this