Synthesis and self-assembly of polymers containing dicarboximide groups by living ring-opening metathesis polymerization Academic Article uri icon


  • Polymers with narrow molecular weight distributions and controlled architectures were generated by living ring-opening metathesis polymerization of exo-7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-ene-2,3-dicarboximide. The dicarboximie units have been previously shown to exhibit biological activity, can selectively bind to the nucleic acid base adenine by hydrogen-bonding, and are readily functionalizable. Block copolymers containing these moieties were generated, and underwent self-assembly into nanoscale spherical aggregates, with surface localized molecular recognition motifs.

published proceedings

  • Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

author list (cited authors)

  • Dalphond, J., Bazzi, H. S., Kahrim, K., & Sleiman, H. F.

citation count

  • 28

complete list of authors

  • Dalphond, J||Bazzi, HS||Kahrim, K||Sleiman, HF

publication date

  • October 2002