Supramolecular polymerization of spherical micelles triggered by donor-acceptor interactions

Zhegang Huang, Yongju Kim, Taehoon Kim, Myongsoo Lee

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Abstract

We synthesized rigid-flexible amphiphilic molecules consisting of an aromatic block based on a pyrene dimer and a hydrophilic oligoether dendron. The molecules self-assemble into spherical micelles with a diameter of ∼12 nm in an aqueous solution. Notably, these spherical objects could be polymerized through charge transfer interaction by addition of an electron acceptor molecule, 2,4,5,7-tetranitrofluorenone (TNF), to yield linear supramolecular polymers with controlled lengths from several tens to a few micrometers depending on the TNF content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 21
Externally publishedYes

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  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry

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Supramolecular polymerization of spherical micelles triggered by donor-acceptor interactions. / Huang, Zhegang; Kim, Yongju; Kim, Taehoon; Lee, Myongsoo.

In: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 4, No. 2, 21.01.2013, p. 268-271.

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Huang, Zhegang ; Kim, Yongju ; Kim, Taehoon ; Lee, Myongsoo. / Supramolecular polymerization of spherical micelles triggered by donor-acceptor interactions. In: Polymer Chemistry. 2013 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 268-271.
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