Supramolecular Assembly of Conjugated Polymers Containing Polyoxometalate Terminal Side Chains in Polar and Nonpolar Solvents



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Clever combination: Three linear polymers containing polyoxometalate clusters on the side chains have been studied in both polar and nonpolar solvents. These polymers show amphiphilic properties in a nonpolar solvent (toluene) and form reverse vesicular supramolecular aggregates, while displaying polyelectrolyte properties in polar solvents and assembling into hollow tubelike structures (see scheme).