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Title: Vesicular and tubular nanoassemblies of an helical amphiphilic polyacetylene
Authors: Li, Bing Shi
Cheuk, Kevin Ka Leung
Chen, Junwu
Xiao, Xudong
Bai, Chunli
Tang, Ben-Zhong
Keywords: Molecular self-assemblies
Nano structure
Amphiphilic homopolymer
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Nano Science and Technology : Novel Structures and Phenomena, 2nd Croucher ASI on Nano Science and Technology, HKUST, Hong Kong. Taylor and Francis, 2003. p. 98-104
Abstract: The molecular self-assembling study of the amphiphilic homopolymer, poly(4-ethynylbenzoyl-L-isoleucine) (PEBIle), demonstrates that its aggregation favors the formation of ordered nanovesicular and nanotubular structures upon evaporation of its methanol solutions. The AFM and TEM observations revealed the co-existence of the two organizational structures, strongly supporting that the tubules are resulted from the coalescence of the vesicles. Further variation of the tubular structure promoted the formation of the multistranded helical tubes by winding up the single-stranded nanotubules.
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