Self-assembled polysaccharide nanotubes generated from β-1,3-glucan polysaccharides

Munenori Numata, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

β-1,3-Glucans act as unique natural nanotubes, the features of which are greatly different from other natural or synthetic helical polymers. The origin mostly stems from their strong helix-forming nature and reversible interconversion between single-strand random coil and triple-strand helix. During this interconversion process, they can accept functional polymers, molecular assemblies and nanoparticles in an induced-fit manner to create water-soluble one-dimensional nanocomposites, where individual conjugated polymers or molecular assemblies can be incorporated into the one-dimensional hollow constructed by the helical superstructure of β-1,3-glucans. The advantageous point of the β-1,3-glucan hosting system is that the selective modification of β-1,3-glucans leads to the creation of various functional one-dimensional nanocomposites in a supramolecular manner, being applicable toward fundamental nanomaterials such as sensors or circuits. Furthermore, the composites with functional surfaces can act as one-dimensional building blocks toward further hierarchical self-assemblies, leading to the creation of two- or three-dimensional nanoarchitectures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Polymer Science
EditorsToshimi Shimizu
Pages65-121
Number of pages57
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008

Publication series

NameAdvances in Polymer Science
Number1
Volume220
ISSN (Print)0065-3195

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Glucans
Polysaccharides
Nanotubes
Nanocomposites
Functional polymers
Conjugated polymers
Nanostructured materials
Self assembly
Polymers
Nanoparticles
Water
Networks (circuits)
Sensors
Composite materials

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Numata, M., & Shinkai, S. (2008). Self-assembled polysaccharide nanotubes generated from β-1,3-glucan polysaccharides. In T. Shimizu (Ed.), Advances in Polymer Science (1 ed., pp. 65-121). (Advances in Polymer Science; Vol. 220, No. 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/12-2008-145

Self-assembled polysaccharide nanotubes generated from β-1,3-glucan polysaccharides. / Numata, Munenori; Shinkai, Seiji.

Advances in Polymer Science. ed. / Toshimi Shimizu. 1. ed. 2008. p. 65-121 (Advances in Polymer Science; Vol. 220, No. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Numata, M & Shinkai, S 2008, Self-assembled polysaccharide nanotubes generated from β-1,3-glucan polysaccharides. in T Shimizu (ed.), Advances in Polymer Science. 1 edn, Advances in Polymer Science, no. 1, vol. 220, pp. 65-121. https://doi.org/10.1007/12-2008-145
Numata M, Shinkai S. Self-assembled polysaccharide nanotubes generated from β-1,3-glucan polysaccharides. In Shimizu T, editor, Advances in Polymer Science. 1 ed. 2008. p. 65-121. (Advances in Polymer Science; 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/12-2008-145
Numata, Munenori ; Shinkai, Seiji. / Self-assembled polysaccharide nanotubes generated from β-1,3-glucan polysaccharides. Advances in Polymer Science. editor / Toshimi Shimizu. 1. ed. 2008. pp. 65-121 (Advances in Polymer Science; 1).
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