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Vesicular and tubular nanoassemblies of an helical amphiphilic polyacetylene

Authors Li, Bing Shi HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Cheuk, Kevin Ka Leung HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Chen, Junwu HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Xiao, Xudong HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Bai, Chunli
Tang, Ben Zhong View this author's profile
Issue Date 2003
Source Nano Science and Technology : Novel Structures and Phenomena, 2nd Croucher ASI on Nano Science and Technology, HKUST, Hong Kong. Taylor and Francis , Edited by Ping Sheng, Zikang Tang, 2003, p. 98-104
Summary 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.
ISBN 0-415-30832-1
Language English
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