Jump to main content
Jump to site search

All chapters
Previous chapter Next chapter

Chapter 10

Cucurbit[6]uril-based Polymer Nanocapsules

In this chapter, we discuss cucurbit[6]uril (CB[6])-based polymer nanocapsules (PNCs) as a nanomaterial, which can be produced by a direct, one-pot method for the synthesis of PNCs without using any preorganized structure, emulsifier or template. The main feature of the PNCs is that they are made of a CB[6] derivative, which allows facile tailoring of the PNCs’ surface in a noncovalent and modular manner by virtue of the unique recognition properties of the accessible CB[6] cavity. This chapter describes our discoveries of the self-assembly of PNCs through strong, practically irreversible covalent bond formation and their applications in various areas including heterogeneous catalysis, drug delivery and in vivo imaging.

Print publication date: 04 Sep 2019
Copyright year: 2020
Print ISBN: 978-1-78801-488-5
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78801-595-0
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-875-3
From the book series:
Smart Materials Series