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Chemically Fueled Block Copolymer Self-Assembly into Transient Nanoreactors

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submitted on 01.03.2021, 21:22 and posted on 03.03.2021, 06:36 by Michaela A. Würbser, Patrick Schwarz, Jonas Heckel, Alexander M. Bergmann, Andreas Walther, Job Boekhoven
In chemically fueled supramolecular materials, molecular self-assembly is coupled to a fuel-driven chemical reaction cycle. The fuel-dependence makes the material dynamic and endows it with exciting properties like adaptivity and autonomy. In contrast to the large work on the self-assembly of small molecules, we herein designed a diblock copolymer, which self assembles into transient micelles when coupled to a fuel-driven chemical reaction cycle. Moreover, we used these transient block copolymer micelles to locally increase the concentration of hydrophobic reagents and thereby function as a transient nanoreactor.

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Email Address of Submitting Author

job.boekhoven@tum.de

Institution

Technical University Munich

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Germany

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-9126-2430

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We declare no conflict of interest

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