From self-assembled toroids to dynamic nanotubules

Yongju Kim, Taehoon Kim, Myongsoo Lee

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Supramolecular nanostructures based on self-assembly processes have received considerable attention because these structures can lead to dynamic nanomaterials. Among the diverse self-assembled nanostructures, toroids are interesting nanostructures with the potential for many applications such as channel formation because of their unique symmetrical and annular shape. Notably, a further stacking of the toroids can produce well-defined one dimensional nanotubules with responsive properties triggered by external stimuli such as temperature, ionic strength, and guest molecules. This review introduces recent research in the area of self-assembled nanostructures from toroids to dynamic nanotubules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1300-1308
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 7
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry


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