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Keywords:

  • biomimetic synthesis;
  • foldamers;
  • information transfer;
  • self-assembly;
  • template
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A biomimetic approach has been used for the templated self-assembly of a helical poly(para-aryltriazole) foldamer. The solvophobic folding process yields helices that further self-assemble into long nanotubes (see picture; scale bar: 100 nm). Constructs of controlled length and chirality can be generated by applying a poly(γ-benzyl-l-glutamate) scaffold at the appropriate assembly conditions, mimicking tobacco mosaic virus self-assembly.