Self-assembled polymeric supramolecular frameworks

Nikolay Houbenov*, Johannes S. Haataja, Hermis Iatrou, Nikos Hadjichristidis, Janne Ruokolainen, Charl F.J. Faul, Olli Ikkala

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Within the framework: Ionic complexation of diblock copolypeptide poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate)-block-poly(L-lysine) (PBLG-b-PLL) with 2′-deoxyguanosine 5′-monophosphate (dGMP, gray) generates a polymeric supramolecular framework solid with self-assembled cages based on two orthogonal shape-persistent motifs: PBLG α helices (blue) and PLL β sheets (red), which in turn are held together by shape-persistent hydrogen-bonded G-ribbons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2516-2520
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 7 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • nanomaterials
  • nucleotides
  • porous materials
  • self-assembly
  • supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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