Design of heterocomplexes for supramolecular polymers and surface functionalization

G.B.W.L. Ligthart, R.P. Sijbesma, E.W. Meijer

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The development of the ureido-pyrimidinone and ureidotriazine groups which are easy to prep. and have high dimerization consts., has been a breakthrough towards supramol. polymers. Although the self-complementarity of these units is an advantage in the self-assembly of linear supramol. polymers, it imposes restrictions to the self-assembly of block copolymers since it cannot prevent macrophase sepn. in a system with incompatible blocks. Moreover, for reversible surface functionalization, the possibilities of using self-complementary units are also limited because of dimerization on the surface. Therefore, the development of new heterocomplexes with high complexation consts. is important. We have synthesized acyclic imides and studied their complexation behavior with ureas. Preorganization of the imide in a trans,trans-conformation by an intramol. hydrogen bond resulted in a significant increase in assocn. const. Furthermore, attempts have been undertaken to develop linear AADA array based on benzotriazine-N-oxides. Insights into this complementary binding will be discussed. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstracts of Papers, 225th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States, March 23-27, 2003
Place of PublicationWashington
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
ISBN (Print)0-8412-3872-3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event225th ACS National Meeting - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 23 Mar 200327 Mar 2003


Conference225th ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


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