The modular approach to supramolecular materials

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The possibilities given to us by the controlled supramolecular organization of repeating units into polymeric chains are used to design and synthesize functional materials. Two avenues will be discussed, both making use of the modular approach to mix individual components to make transient materials with interesting properties. With biocompatible quadruple hydrogen-bonded supramolecular polymers and oligopeptides functionalized with the same hydrogen-bonded units, novel bio-active materials for tissue engineering are obtained. In order to make organized materials for electronics, supramolecular interactions are combined with conjugated oligomers. Well-defined supramolecular objects are obtained by self-assembly and the objects are transferred from solution to the surface. Again by the mixing of different units, e.g. energy transfer can be studied in great detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstracts of papers, 227th ACS national meeting : Anaheim, CA, March 28 - April 1, 2004
Place of PublicationWashington
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
ISBN (Print)0-8412-3924-X
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event227th ACS National Meeting - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 28 Mar 20041 Apr 2004


Conference227th ACS National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA


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