Adenine-Containing Block Copolymers via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization: Synthesis and Self-Assembly into Rod Morphologies Academic Article uri icon


  • The first synthesis of adenine-containing polymers and block copolymers using the ring-opening metathesis polymerization of non-covalently protected monomers are shown. Studies of the copolymer 9 reveal an unexpected cylindrical morphology, which can be interpreted as arising from the hydrogen-bonding self-complementarity of the adenine units in the micellar core. Thus, further studies are currently conducted to fully characterize this morphogenesis mechanism as well as to study the effect of hydrogen-bonding guests on the polymer morphologies.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Bazzi, H. S., & Sleiman, H. F.

citation count

  • 75

publication date

  • November 2002