New brush polymers catalyze their own formation

Ryan Baumgartner‘s paper “Cooperative polymerization of α-helices induced by macromolecular architecture” Nature Chemistry, 2017, is featured in UI news (Feb. 8, 2017)

Illinois graduate student Ryan Baumgartner, professor Jianjun Cheng and graduate student Ziyuan Song developed highly branched proteinlike molecules that catalyze their own formation.