Cell membrane as a model for the design of ion-active nanostructured supramolecular systems.


The synthesis and polymerization of six AB(3) tapered self-assembling methacrylate monomers (5a, 5b, 5c,5d, 17a, and 17b) based on first generation alkyl substituted benzyl ether monodendrons (i.e., minidendrons) containing oligooxyethylene units at their focal point and the polymerizable group on their periphery are described. The corresponding polymers… (More)