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Pure Appl. Chem., 2004, Vol. 76, No. 7-8, pp. 1337-1343

Directing self-assembly in macromolecular systems: Hydrogen bonding in ordered polymers

C.-Y. Chao, X. Li and C. K. Ober

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Abstract: Hydrogen-bonded side-chain liquid-crystalline block copolymers (SCLCBCPs) containing block segments with proton donors were combined with functionalized mesogenic pendent groups. Studies of a wide range of mesogen and polymer combinations were carried out to study the relationship between morphology and mesophase behavior. The thermal behaviors of the resulting self-assembled microstructures were also examined. A model of the assembly process leading to mesogenic group organization corresponding to different compositions was proposed.