Changing polymers with self assemblers

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Synthetic analogs of proteins which have distinct shapes and chemical maps on their surfaces are possible with supramolecular programming of monomeric self assemblers to form clusters. These protein mimics could remain supramolecular or be converted into covalent structures through nanoscopic polymerization that do not interconnect them. Another means to modify polymers with self assemblers is to view them as scaffolds or chaperones that mediate the conformations of linear chains. This offers an avenue to the formation of novel materials as a result of short range interaction between the self assembled structures and polymeric matrices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000
EventThe San Francisco Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 2000Mar 31 2000


OtherThe San Francisco Meeting
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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