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Materials 2009, 2(2), 636-660; doi:10.3390/ma2020636
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Polymers Comprising Cholesterol: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Applications

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Received: 5 May 2009; in revised form: 21 May 2009 / Accepted: 25 May 2009 / Published: 2 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Liquid Crystals)
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Abstract: This article reviews the current status of self-assembling liquid crystalline polymers comprising cholesterol. This article will focus on synthesis, structure-property relationships and strategies to direct ordering and packing of meso- and nanostructures of cholesterol polymers in the neat- or melt state and in solution. The applications of these self-assembled structures will be presented.
Keywords: cholesterol; polymer; liquid crystalline; self-assembly; biomaterials; optoelectronics cholesterol; polymer; liquid crystalline; self-assembly; biomaterials; optoelectronics
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Zhou, Y.; Briand, V.A.; Sharma, N.; Ahn, S.-K.; Kasi, R.M. Polymers Comprising Cholesterol: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Applications. Materials 2009, 2, 636-660.

AMA Style

Zhou Y, Briand VA, Sharma N, Ahn S-K, Kasi RM. Polymers Comprising Cholesterol: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Applications. Materials. 2009; 2(2):636-660.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhou, Yuxiang; Briand, Victoria A.; Sharma, Nitin; Ahn, Suk-kyun; Kasi, Rajeswari M. 2009. "Polymers Comprising Cholesterol: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Applications." Materials 2, no. 2: 636-660.


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