Nucleobase-Induced Supramolecular Polymerization in the Solid State

Stuart J. Rowan, Phiriyatorn Suwanmala, Sona Sivakova

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Abstract

Supramolecular polymerization, that is, the self-assembly of polymer-like materials through the utilization of the noncovalent bond, has been a developing area of research over the last decade. In this article, we report the synthesis of nucleobaseterminated (N6-anisoyl-adenine and thymine) low-molecular-weight poly(tetrahydrofuran) macromonomers (-1). The adenine-derived supramolecular telechelic polymer self-assembled in the solid state to yield materials with film- and fiber-forming capabilities. This material was thermally reversible and exhibited a ceiling temperature, above which a drop in viscosity was observed and fibers could no longer be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3589-3596
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume41
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 15
Externally publishedYes

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poly(tetrahydrofuran)

Keywords

  • Macromonomers
  • Nucleobase
  • Reversible polymers
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Nucleobase-Induced Supramolecular Polymerization in the Solid State. / Rowan, Stuart J.; Suwanmala, Phiriyatorn; Sivakova, Sona.

In: Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 41, No. 22, 15.11.2003, p. 3589-3596.

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Rowan, Stuart J. ; Suwanmala, Phiriyatorn ; Sivakova, Sona. / Nucleobase-Induced Supramolecular Polymerization in the Solid State. In: Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 2003 ; Vol. 41, No. 22. pp. 3589-3596.
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