Self-Assembly of Mesoscopic Metal-Polymer Amphiphiles

Sungho Park, Jung Hyurk Lim, Sung Wook Chung, Chad A. Mirkin*

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Abstract

The assembly properties of two- and three-component rod-like building blocks consisting of gold and polymer block domains have been investigated. These structures behave like mesoscopic amphiphiles and form a series of single-layer superstructures consisting of bundles, tubes, and sheets depending upon the compositional periodicity. Unlike molecular systems, the template used to initially synthesize them plays a critical role in the assembly process by pre-aligning them in a manner that facilitates their assembly by optimizing the correct collisional orientation upon dissolution of the template. Tubular structures with tailorable diameters can be assembled in a predictable manner on the basis of an estimate of the hybrid rod packing parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume303
Issue number5656
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2004

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