Template synthesis in hydrodynamically-aligned supramolecular nano-channels

Daisuke Kiriya, Hiroaki Onoe, Masato Ikeda, Itaru Hamachi, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

This paper describes the template synthesis of polymers in nanosized channels of aligned supramolecular fibrous assemblies (supramo-lecular fibers) that are present in a gel strand (Figure 1). We found that the incorporation of hydrophobic monomers into the nanosized channels of the fibers results in the formation of highly aligned polymers along the axis of the gel strand. Moreover, we found that the mechanical strength of the gel strands is sufficient for them to be handled in a microfluidic channel. We believe that our strategy for synthesizing and handling aligned polymers is of interest from the viewpoint of manufacturing highly conductive organic wires and electronic devices requiring flexibility and/or a large surface area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Pages73-75
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 2010 Oct 32010 Oct 7

Publication series

Name14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Volume1

Other

Other14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period10/10/310/10/7

Keywords

  • Core-shell gel fiber
  • Microfluidics
  • Supramolecular assembly
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Kiriya, D., Onoe, H., Ikeda, M., Hamachi, I., & Takeuchi, S. (2010). Template synthesis in hydrodynamically-aligned supramolecular nano-channels. In 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 (pp. 73-75). (14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010; Vol. 1).