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Covalent Capture of Self-Assembled Soft Materials

Soft Matter

  1. Bing Gong

Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661345.smc150

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials

How to Cite

Gong, B. 2012. Covalent Capture of Self-Assembled Soft Materials. Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials. .

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  1. SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2012

Abstract

This chapter describes the covalent capture of soft materials with examples from covalently captured liquid crystals as well as gels of small molecules and polymers. The interplay of self-assembly and the incorporation of various covalent bonds, including irreversible and covalent reversible bonds, are discussed. The development of basic, tunable association units allowing the systematic control of molecular assembly and covalent capture is speculated.

Keywords:

  • self-assembly;
  • covalent capture;
  • cross-linking;
  • soft mater;
  • liquid crystal;
  • polymer;
  • columnar phase;
  • gel