Engineering with macromolecules : from supramolecular chemistry to defined nanomaterials

B.G.G. Lohmeijer, J.M.W. Gohy, U.S. Schubert

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By uniting concepts from polymer chem. and supramol. chem. we present a new approach for the prepn. of functional nano-materials. Amphiphilic diblock and triblock copolymers were constructed in such a way that a bisterpyridine ruthenium complex acts as the linker between the two constituting blocks. These block copolymers were characterized by NMR, IR, UV/Vis, MALDI TOF MS and GPC. Micelles were successfully prepd. using Eisenberg's method and characterized by DLS, AFM and DLS. Subsequent addn. of an excess of a strong competitive ligand caused the metal complex to open up. Functional nanomaterials were obtained after removal of the micelle coronal chains by dialysis and could be characterized by AFM. The activity of the residual free terpyridine ligands was shown by addn. of FeSO4. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-586
JournalPolymer Preprints
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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