A supramolecular polymer as a self-assembling polyvalent scaffold

M.K. Müller, L. Brunsveld

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Binding bacteria: Discotic molecules self-assemble into columnar supramolecular polymers that show strong polyvalent binding to bacteria by virtue of mannose ligands attached at their periphery (orange; see picture). The reversible formation of the supramolecular polymers allows simple mixing of differently substituted monomers and the optimization of bacterial aggregation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2921-2924
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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