Modular columnar supramolecular polymers as scaffolds for biomedical applications

K. Petkau, M.H. Sonntag, L. Brunsveld

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Self-assembly of discotic molecules into supramolecular polymers offers a flexible approach for the generation of multicomponent one-dimensional columnar architectures with tuneable biomedical properties. Decoration with ligands induces specific binding of the self-assembled scaffold to biological targets. The modular design allows the easy co-assembly of different discotics for the generation of probes for targeted imaging and cellular targeting with adjustable ligand density and composition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10786-10793
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry : A European Journal
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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