Intramolecular folding of triblock copolymers via quadrupole interactions between poly(styrene) and poly(pentafluorostyrene) blocks

Jie Lu, Niels N. Ten Brummelhuis, Marcus Weck

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β-Hairpin formation is one of the fundamental folding actions in biomacromolecules. We present a linear triblock copolymer synthesized via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization, that is able to mimic on a very basic level hairpin formation by using π-π stacking interactions between phenyl and 2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorophenyl residues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6225-6227
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number47
StatePublished - May 16 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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