We will review our recent research on the supramolecular wrapping by natural helix-forming polysaccharides, beta-(1→3)-Dglucans, which can form water-soluble one-dimensional composites incorporating hydrophobic polymers. This approach is totally different from conventional approach to construct polymeric nanoarchitctures. Particularly, we would like to highlight a novel self-assembling system of the resultant one-dimensional composites as chiral materials, sensors, and stimuli-responsive materials, and as building blocks toward two- or threedimensional nanoarchitectures. The lineup of these examples will establish that the supramolecular wrapping systems by beta-(1→3)-Dglucans will be a useful tool for creation of huge and diverse hierarchical superstructures.
|Title of host publication||Beta-Glucans|
|Subtitle of host publication||Applications, Effects and Research|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||58|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2017|
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