Salen-Based Amphiphiles: Directing Self-Assembly in Water by Metal ComplexationTosi, F., Stuart, M. C. A., Wezenberg, S. J. & Feringa, B. L., 14-Oct-2019, In : Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English). 58, 42, p. 14935–14939
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Tuning morphologies of self-assembled structures in water is a major challenge. Here we present a salen-based amphiphile which, using complexation with distinct transition metal ions, allows to control effectively the self-assembly morphology in water, as observed by Cryo-TEM and confirmed by DLS measurements. Applying this strategy with various metal ions gives a broad spectrum of self-assembled structures starting from the same amphiphilic ligand (from cubic structures to vesicles and micelles). Thermogravimetric Analysis and Electric Conductivity measurements reveal a key role for water coordination apparently being responsible for the distinct assembly behavior.
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)|
|Early online date||7-Aug-2019|
|Publication status||Published - 14-Oct-2019|