Self-assembly of supramolecular nanofibers

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Abstract

The development of functional nanofibers via self-assembly is an area of growing interest. Whereas self-assembly has been successful in creating nanostructures, the fabrication of hierarchical architectures from multiple functional components and the development of synergistic functions are emerging as challenging issues. In this chapter, various self-assembly approaches that are used to construct nanofibers are summarized. Self-assembly of amphiphilic supermolecules provides a key strategy to hierarchically fabricate multicomponent architectures. Amphiphilic pairs of nanofiber-forming molecules can be screened from a wide range of functional molecules, including biomolecules. As examples of nanofibers whose functions are dynamically controlled based on self-assembly, lipophilic one-dimensional metal complexes and their unique characteristics are introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelf-Assembled Nanomaterials I
Subtitle of host publicationNanofibers
EditorsShimizu Toshimi
Pages1-26
Number of pages26
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2008

Publication series

NameAdvances in Polymer Science
Number1
Volume219
ISSN (Print)0065-3195

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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