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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:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The University of Akron, Akron, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1159896
Patent Number(s):
8,841,451
Application Number:
13/548,664
Assignee:
The University of Akron (Akron, OH)
DOE Contract Number:  
FB02-02ER46012
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Newkome, George R, and Moorefield, Charles N. Methods of nanoassembly of a fractal polymer and materials formed thereby. United States: N. p., 2014. 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/1159896.
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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

  • Newkome, George R.; Cho, Tae Joon; Moorefield, Charles N.
  • Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1002/chem.200305267