15. June 2020

Engineering the morphology of hydrogen-bonded comb-shaped supramolecular polymers: from solution self-assembly to confined assembly.

Chen, S., et al. Polymer Chemistry 2020 DOI:

Herein, comb-shaped hydrophobic supramolecular polymer architectures are constructed trough H-bonding interaction, subsequently challenging the formation of nanostructures under 3D confinement. Benefitting from the weak and dynamic nature of H-bonds, one building block is selectively removed while the other is maintained, affording specific nanostructures, including hollow spheres without resorting to invasive chemical degradation and cleavage. Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry.