Modular and dynamic functionalization of polymeric scaffolds

Clinton R. South, Caroline Burd, Marcus Weck

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The design and synthesis of multifunctionalized, architecturally controlled polymers is a prerequisite for a variety of future applications of polymeric materials. On the basis of Nature's use of self-assembly in the creation of biomaterials, this Account describes concepts that were developed over the past 5 years that utilize noncovalent interactions such as hydrogen bonding, ionic interactions, electrostatic interactions, metal coordination, and π-π stacking in modification of copolymer side-chains to obtain multifunctional polymeric materials, induce polymer morphology changes, and influence bulk-polymer properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-74
Number of pages12
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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