Nucleobase-functionalized ABC triblock copolymers: Self-assembly of supramolecular architectures

Keren Zhang, Gregory B. Fahs, Motohiro Aiba, Robert B. Moore, Timothy E. Long

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RAFT polymerization afforded acrylic ABC triblock copolymers with self-complementary nucleobase-functionalized external blocks and a low-Tg soft central block. ABC triblock copolymers self-assembled into well-defined lamellar microphase-separated morphologies for potential applications as thermoplastic elastomers. Complementary hydrogen bonding within the hard phase facilitated self-assembly and enhanced mechanical performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9145-9148
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number65
StatePublished - Jul 17 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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