Morphological control and molecular recognition by bis-urea hydrogen bonding in micelles of amphiphilic tri-block copolymers

N. Chebotareva, P.H.H. Bomans, P.M. Frederik, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, R.P. Sijbesma

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Abstract

Hydrogen bonding between urea groups of amphiphilic tri-block copolymers considerably affects their self-assembly in water, which results in a strong modification of morphology and viscosity of aqueous solutions; the hydrogen bonding motif in these amphiphilic copolymers allows molecular recognition of small molecules with complementary hydrogen bonding units.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4967-4969
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume2005
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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