Main-chain supramolecular block copolymers

Si Kyung Yang, Ashootosh V. Ambade, Marcus Weck

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Block copolymers are key building blocks for a variety of applications ranging from electronic devices to drug delivery. The material properties of block copolymers can be tuned and potentially improved by introducing noncovalent interactions in place of covalent linkages between polymeric blocks resulting in the formation of supramolecular block copolymers. Such materials combine the microphase separation behavior inherent to block copolymers with the responsiveness of supramolecular materials thereby affording dynamic and reversible materials. This tutorial review covers recent advances in main-chain supramolecular block copolymers and describes the design principles, synthetic approaches, advantages, and potential applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-137
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 15 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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