Adenine-containing block copolymers via ring-opening metathesis polymerization: Synthesis and self-assembly into rod morphologies

Hassan S. Bazzi, Hanadi F. Sleiman

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9617-9620
Number of pages4
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes


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  • Materials Chemistry

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