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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 4 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering