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Controlling the Size, Shape and Stability of Supramolecular Polymers in Water
 
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Controlling the Size, Shape and Stability of Supramolecular Polymers in Water

Article doi: 10.3791/3975
August 2nd, 2012

Summary August 2nd, 2012

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The goal of this experiment is to determine and control the size, shape and stability of self-assembled discotic amphiphiles in water. For aqueous based supramolecular polymers such level of control is very difficult. We apply a strategy using both repulsive and attractive interactions. The experimental techniques applied to characterize this system are broadly applicable.

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