Water-soluble poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) nanocomposites created by a templating effect of β-1,3-glucan schizophyllan

Chun Li, Munenori Numata, Teruaki Hasegawa, Tomohisa Fujisawa, Shuichi Haraguchi, Kazuo Sakurai, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

Chemical polymerization of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) in the presence of single-chain schizophyllan (s-SPG) gave water-soluble nanocomposites with the very uniform globular structure. The findings indicate that s-SPG is capable of acting not only as a one-dimensional host to create fibrous architectures but also as a neutral host to create nanoparticles. The mechanism is reasonably explained by the difference in the hydrophobicity of guest polymers or assemblies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1532-1533
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume34
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 5 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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