Synthesis and self-assembly of polymers containing dicarboximide groups by living ring-opening metathesis polymerization

Jake Dalphond, Hassan S. Bazzi, Kenza Kahrim, Hanadi F. Sleiman

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Polymers with narrow molecular weight distributions and controlled architectures were generated by living ring-opening metathesis polymerization of exo-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-ene-2,3-dicarboximide. The dicarboximie units have been previously shown to exhibit biological activity, can selectively bind to the nucleic acid base adenine by hydrogen-bonding, and are readily functionalizable. Block copolymers containing these moieties were generated, and underwent self-assembly into nanoscale spherical aggregates, with surface localized molecular recognition motifs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1988-1994
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2002



  • Block copolymers
  • Micelles
  • Molecular recognition
  • ROMP
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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