Wrapping individual chains of a viologen polymer with an ultrathin silicate sheath

I. Ichinose, T. Kunitake

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A positively charged viologen polymer was wrapped with a layer of oligomeric sodium silicate as strong coulombic attractions facilitated the wrapping process. The wrapping was conducted at lower polymer concentrations and Gd3+ staining to check the wrapping of single polymer chains. High sensitivity energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) measurements revealed that silicon, oxygen, and gadolinium atoms were contained within a single nanostrand. The validity of the structure proposed for the nanostrand was confirmed by means of molecular modeling calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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