Supramolecular self-assembly codes for functional structures

Liam C. Palmer, Yuri S. Velichko, Monica Olvera De La Cruz, Samuel I. Stupp

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Small-molecule self-assembly has proven to be a rich field for the controlled synthesis of supramolecular objects with the size scale of polymers and interesting properties. Using several recent examples from our laboratory, we discuss the development of chemical structure codes for supramolecular self-assembly objects with defined shapes. The resulting materials formed by these objects are promising for electronic functions and biological functions for regenerative medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1417-1433
Number of pages17
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1855
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2007


  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic materials
  • One-dimensional nanostructures
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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