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Lecture Oren A. Scherman


20 November 2008 FWN-Building 5118.-156, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. Oren A. Scherman
Affiliation: University of Cambridge, Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis
Title: Dynamic functional materials: New routes to block copolymers
Date: Thu Nov 20, 2008
Start: 13.30
Location: FWN-Building 5118.-156
Host: Andreas Herrmann
Telephone: +31 50 363 6318


Cucurbiturils are very stable macrocyclic host molecules that have experienced increasing popularity for their strong and selective guest binding properties.

While cucurbit[6]uril (CB[6]) has been shown to encapsulate small organic molecules containing both hydrophobic and cationic regions with high affinity, larger analogues of the family such as cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) are well known for the ability to incorporate two guests.

These properties of CBs make them suitable for material applications.

We are currently developing methodologies to incorporate both CB[6] and CB[8] as linking moieties in supramolecular self-assembled macromolecular architectures.

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