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Title: Methods of nanoassembly of a fractal polymer and materials formed thereby

Abstract

The invention relates to the formation of synthesized fractal constructs and the methods of chemical self-assembly for the preparation of a non-dendritic, nano-scale, fractal constructs or molecules. More particularly, the invention relates to fractal constructs formed by molecular self-assembly, to create synthetic, nanometer-scale fractal shapes. In an embodiment, a nanoscale Sierpinski hexagonal gasket is formed. This non-dendritic, perfectly self-similar fractal macromolecule is comprised of bisterpyridine building blocks that are bound together by coordination to 36 Ru and 6 Fe ions to form a nearly planar array of increasingly larger hexagons around a hollow center.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Medina, OH
  2. Akron, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The University of Akron (Akron, OH)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1067338
Patent Number(s):
8227614
Application Number:
12/299,486
Assignee:
The University of Akron (Akron, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07F - ACYCLIC, CARBOCYCLIC OR HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING ELEMENTS OTHER THAN CARBON, HYDROGEN, HALOGEN, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, SULFUR, SELENIUM OR TELLURIUM
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-02ER46012
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Newkome, George R, and Moorefield, Charles N. Methods of nanoassembly of a fractal polymer and materials formed thereby. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Newkome, George R, & Moorefield, Charles N. Methods of nanoassembly of a fractal polymer and materials formed thereby. United States.
Newkome, George R, and Moorefield, Charles N. Tue . "Methods of nanoassembly of a fractal polymer and materials formed thereby". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1067338.
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Works referenced in this record:

Towards Ordered Architectures: Self-Assembly and Stepwise Procedures to the Hexameric Metallomacrocycles[Arylbis(terpyridinyl)6FeII6−n-RuIIn] (n=0,2,3,5)
journal, March 2004