Supramolecular polymers as dynamic multicomponent cellular uptake carriers

K. Petkau - Milroy, M.H. Sonntag, A.H.A.M. Onzen, van, L. Brunsveld

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Supramolecular synthesis represents a flexible approach to the generation of dynamic multicomponent materials with tunable properties. Here, cellular uptake systems based on dynamic supramolecular copolymers have been developed using a combination of differently functionalized discotic molecules. Discotics featuring peripheral amine functionalities that endow the supramolecular polymer with cellular uptake capabilities were readily synthesized. This enabled the uptake of otherwise cell-impermeable discotics via cotransport as a function of supramolecular coassembly. Dynamic multicomponent and multifunctional supramolecular polymers represent a novel and unique platform for modular cellular uptake systems.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)8086-8089
TijdschriftJournal of the American Chemical Society
Nummer van het tijdschrift19
StatusGepubliceerd - 2012


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