Supramolecular wrapping by beta-(1→3)-D-Glucans toward polysaccharide-based functional materials

Munenori Numata, Kouta Sugikawa, Shuichi Haraguchi, Tomohiro Shiraki, Shun Ichi Tamaru, Shingo Tamesue, Seiji Shinkai

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeta-Glucans
Subtitle of host publicationApplications, Effects and Research
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages58
ISBN (Electronic)9781536106558
ISBN (Print)9781536106282
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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