Self-assembled polysaccharide nanotubes generated from β-1,3-glucan polysaccharides

Munenori Numata, Seiji Shinkai

研究成果: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

31 被引用数 (Scopus)

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β-1,3-Glucans act as unique natural nanotubes, the features of which are greatly different from other natural or synthetic helical polymers. The origin mostly stems from their strong helix-forming nature and reversible interconversion between single-strand random coil and triple-strand helix. During this interconversion process, they can accept functional polymers, molecular assemblies and nanoparticles in an induced-fit manner to create water-soluble one-dimensional nanocomposites, where individual conjugated polymers or molecular assemblies can be incorporated into the one-dimensional hollow constructed by the helical superstructure of β-1,3-glucans. The advantageous point of the β-1,3-glucan hosting system is that the selective modification of β-1,3-glucans leads to the creation of various functional one-dimensional nanocomposites in a supramolecular manner, being applicable toward fundamental nanomaterials such as sensors or circuits. Furthermore, the composites with functional surfaces can act as one-dimensional building blocks toward further hierarchical self-assemblies, leading to the creation of two- or three-dimensional nanoarchitectures.

本文言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトルAdvances in Polymer Science
編集者Toshimi Shimizu
ページ65-121
ページ数57
1
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 1 2008

出版物シリーズ

名前Advances in Polymer Science
番号1
220
ISSN(印刷版)0065-3195

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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