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Self-Folding of Charged Single Dendronized Polymers

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  • Wei Zhuang,

    1. Department of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Edis Kasëmi,

    1. Department of Materials, Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Physics, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland)
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  • Yi Ding,

    1. Department of Materials, Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Physics, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland)
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  • Martin Kröger,

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    1. Department of Materials, Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Physics, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland)
    • Department of Materials, Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Physics, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland).
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  • A. Dieter Schlüter,

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    1. Department of Materials, Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Physics, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland)
    • Department of Materials, Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Physics, ETH Zürich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Str. 10, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland).
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  • Jürgen P. Rabe

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    1. Department of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
    • Department of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin, Newtonstrasse 15, 12489 Berlin (Germany).
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Sfb 448, TP A11) and through EU-NSF contract NMP3-CT-2005-016375 of the European Community. We thank Jörg Barner for helpful discussions. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.

Abstract

Back-folding of a single dendronized polymer on itself upon charging is shown in the Figure. This duplex formation is a step on the way to create more complex, still ordered supramolecular structures based on polyelectrolytes.

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