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.
Materials and Interface Chemistry
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Chebotareva, N., Bomans, P. H. H., Frederik, P. M., Sommerdijk, N. A. J. M., & Sijbesma, R. P. (2005). Morphological control and molecular recognition by bis-urea hydrogen bonding in micelles of amphiphilic tri-block copolymers. Chemical Communications, 2005(39), 4967-4969. https://doi.org/10.1039/b507171b