Influence of nucleobase stoichiometry on the self-assembly of ABC triblock copolymers

Keren Zhang, Samantha J. Talley, Ya Peng Yu, Robert B. Moore, Mitsuhiro Murayama, Timothy E. Long

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ABC triblock copolymers bearing adenine- and thymine-functionalized external blocks self-assembled into long-range, ordered lamellar microphase-separated morphologies on non-patterned substrates. Intermolecular hydrogen bonding formed thymine-adenine triplets and promoted self-assembly into well-defined lamellae consisting of poly(n-butyl acrylate) soft domains and complementary nucleobase hard domains, while thymine-adenine duplets contributed to superior mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7564-7567
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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