Scaffolding of polymers by supramolecular nanoribbons

E. R. Zubarev, M. U. Pralle, E. D. Sone, Samuel I Stupp

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The scaffolding of polymers using supramolecular nanoribbons was discussed. The use of dendron rod-coil (DRC) molecules for self assembly of molecular blocks was demonstrated. The gels formed by DRC molecules were thermally irreversible, showed no crosslinking and were completely soluble in organic solvents. The DRC moleclues were well suited for use as scaffold material and led to the retention of optical birefringence in monomeric soft gels, in hard polystyrene matrix and in macromolecular melts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-203
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 5 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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