A templating approach for monodisperse self-assembled organic nanostructures

Steve R. Bull, Liam C. Palmer, Nathaniel J. Fry, Megan A. Greenfield, Benjamin W. Messmore, Thomas J. Meade, Samuel I. Stupp

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The precise structural control is known for self-assembly into closed spherical structures (e.g., micelles), but similar control of open structures is much more challenging. Inspired by natural tobacco mosaic virus, we present the use of a rigid-rod template to control the size of a one-dimensional self-assembly. We believe that this strategy is novel for organic self-assembly and should provide a general approach to controlling size and dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2742-2743
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 5 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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    Bull, S. R., Palmer, L. C., Fry, N. J., Greenfield, M. A., Messmore, B. W., Meade, T. J., & Stupp, S. I. (2008). A templating approach for monodisperse self-assembled organic nanostructures. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130(9), 2742-2743. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja710749q