Self-assembled abc triblock copolymer double and triple helices

John Dupont, Guojun Liu, Ken Ichi Niihara, Ryuhei Kimoto, Hiroshi Jinnai

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Abstract

A new twist on the block: The self-assembly of an achiral linear ABC triblock copolymer in solvents that were poor for the middle B block, good for the C block, and marginal for the A block yielded biomimetic double helices (see image), together with some triple helices. This result was reproduced in three different solvent pairs, thus suggesting that the multiple helices are thermodynamic products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6144-6147
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume48
Issue number33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 19
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Block copolymers
  • Helical structures
  • Micelles
  • Nanostructures
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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