Encapsulation of polythiophene by glycopolymer for water-soluble nanowire

Tomohiro Fukuda, Yusuke Inoue, Tadanori Koga, Mami Matsuoka, Yoshiko Miura

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A water-soluble polythiophene (PT) was prepared by the self-assembling complex with a glycopolymer. The glycopolymer of poly(N-p-vinylbenzyl-D- lactonamide) (PVLA) formed self-assembling cylindrical structure based on the amphiphilicity even after the complexation with PT. We confirmed the improved optical functionality of PT due to the longer conjugated 3-orbital. It suggested that PT behaved like molecular nanowire with the self-assembled structure in the hydrophobic core of PVLA. PVLAPT also showed specific biorecognition against corresponding lectin. These results suggested that the bioactive nanowire formation of PT with the glycopolymer was developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)864-866
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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