Morphological control and molecular recognition by bis-urea hydrogen bonding in micelles of amphiphilic tri-block copolymers
ArticleChebotareva, N., Bomans, P.H.H., Frederik, P.M., Sommerdijk, N.A.J.M. & Sijbesma, R.P. (2005). Morphological control and molecular recognition by bis-urea hydrogen bonding in micelles of amphiphilic tri-block copolymers. Chemical Communications, 2005(39), 4967-4969. In Scopus Cited 55 times.
Hydrogen bonding between urea groups of amphiphilic tri-block copolymers considerably affects their self-assembly in water, which results in a strong modification of morphology and viscosity of aqueous solutions; the hydrogen bonding motif in these amphiphilic copolymers allows molecular recognition of small molecules with complementary hydrogen bonding units.