Supramolecular star polymers with compositional heterogeneity

Ikhlas Gadwal, Swati De, Mihaiela C. Stuparu, Roey J. Amir, Se Gyu Jang, Anzar Khan*

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We present the synthesis of supramolecular star polymers with heterogeneous chemical compositions through potassium cation-templated assembly of guanosine end-functionalized random, diblock, and Y-shaped copolymers. The assembly and disassembly processes of the synthesized star polymers have been systematically examined on changing the concentration, the temperature, the solvent, and the amount of cation using 1H NMR, UV/vis, and CD spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1844-1850
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 May 2012
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung134733


    • G-quadruplexes
    • guanosine assembly
    • star polymers
    • structure-property relations
    • supramolecular structures


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