The first synthesis of adenine-containing polymers and block copolymers using the ring-opening metathesis polymerization of non-covalently protected monomers are shown. Studies of the copolymer 9 reveal an unexpected cylindrical morphology, which can be interpreted as arising from the hydrogen-bonding self-complementarity of the adenine units in the micellar core. Thus, further studies are currently conducted to fully characterize this morphogenesis mechanism as well as to study the effect of hydrogen-bonding guests on the polymer morphologies.
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- Materials Chemistry