Nanotechnology pp 371-401 | Cite as

Biocatalytic Synthesis of Polymers of Precisely Defined Structures

  • Timothy J. Deming
  • Vincent P. Conticello
  • David A. Tirrell

Abstract

The fabrication of functional nanoscale devices requires the construction of complex architectures at length scales characteristic of atoms and molecules. Currently microlithography and micro-machining of macroscopic objects are the preferred methods for construction of small devices, but these methods are limited to the micron scale. An intriguing approach to nanoscale fabrication involves the association of individual molecular components into the desired architectures by supramolecular assembly. This process requires the precise specification of intermolecular interactions, which in turn requires precise control of molecular structure.

Keywords

Codon Amide Influenza Methionine Macromolecule 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy J. Deming
    • 1
  • Vincent P. Conticello
    • 2
  • David A. Tirrell
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MaterialsUniversity of California at Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Polymer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts at AmherstAmherstUSA

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