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Molecular recognition induced small molecule and polymer self -assembly


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

Molecular self-assembly offers an effective approach to create highly ordered construct useful in materials science. We have demonstrated that molecular recognition dyads self-assemble into discrete helical structures via chiral translation, and the systems have exhibited liquid crystalline properties mediated by molecular recognition. Through combination of chiral translations, we have been able to highlight cooperative and frustrated self-assembled systems as a consequence of delicate interplay of chiralities. Small chirality changes in self-assembled systems are also essential in liquid crystalline properties to provide well-defined molecular organization. Imparting recognition elements with dendritic blocks enables control over self-assembled structures. In addition, we have demonstrated that complementary alternating copolymers self-assemble into ordered spherical aggregates through cooperative binding and duplex formation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Organic chemistry;
Polymers
Classification
0490: Organic chemistry
0495: Polymers
Identifier / keyword
Pure sciences, Molecular recognition, Polymer, Self-assembly, Small molecules
Title
Molecular recognition induced small molecule and polymer self -assembly
Author
Nakade, Hiroshi
Number of pages
129
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 68/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Rotello, Vincent M.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3254919
ProQuest document ID
304845126
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304845126
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