Polystyrene-bloch-poly(2-cinnamoylethyl methacrylate), PS-b-PCEMA, for
ms spherical micelles with PCEMA corona and PS core in THF/acetonitril
e with 10%, by volume, of THP. Nanospheres with cross-linked PCEMA she
lls are obtained by photolyzing the sample with UV light. Despite the
PCEMA corona, the degree of intermicellar fusion is low at CEMA conver
sions less than similar to 40%. The nanospheres, with greater than sim
ilar to 10% CEMA conversions, are dispersible and structurally stable
in THF or toluene which solubilizes both PS and un-cross-linked PCEMA.