"Supramolecular" amphiphiles created by wrapping poly(styrene) with the helix-forming beta-1,3-glucan polysaccharide.

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We have demonstrated that giant polymer micelles with a uniform diameter (ca. 200 nm) can be fabricated by "supramolecular wrapping" of poly(styrene) (PS) with the beta-1,3-glucan polysaccharide, with the beta-1,3-glucan fastening the PS chains together in a noncovalent fashion to facilitate the formation of a supramolecular polymer network on the O/W… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901783

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