Direct synthesis of polymer nanocapsules with a noncovalently tailorable surface

Dongwoo Kim, Eunju Kim, Jeeyeon Kim, Kyeng Min Park, Kangkyun Baek, Minseon Jung, Young Ho Ko, Wokyung Sung, Hyung Seok Kim, Ju Hyung Suh, Chan Gyung Park, Oh Sung Na, Dong Ki Lee, Kyung Eun Lee, Sung Sik Han, Kimoon Kim

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(Figure Presented) Hollow out your pumpkin: The direct synthesis of approximately 100-nm-diameter polymer nanocapsules was carried out in the absence of preorganized structures or templates. The method appears to be applicable to any monomer that has a flat core and multiple polymerizable groups at the periphery (see picture). The surface properties of the polymer shell, which comprises cucurbituril, can be easily tailored through host-guest chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3471-3474
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Cucurbituril
  • Host-guest systems
  • Nanostructures
  • Polymers
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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