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Investigation into the role of the hydrogen bonding network in cyclodextrin-based self-assembling mesophases

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Abstract

A series of novel amphiphilic β-CD derivatives capable of forming hydrogen bonding networks of different strengths have been synthesized to probe the role of the hydrogen bonding network in the formation of self-assembled mesophases. Using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), cross-polarized optical microscopy (POM) and X-ray diffractometry, two compounds were found to exhibit smectic mesophases. These correlated well with their abilities to form a hydrogen bonding network with sufficient strength to self-assemble. It was also observed that modifying the secondary face to interfere with the hydrogen bonding network significantly affects the Tc of a CD amphiphiles while the Tm temperature was not greatly affected.

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The article was received on 06 Mar 2014, accepted on 31 Mar 2014 and first published on 01 Apr 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4TC00448E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 4928-4936
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    Investigation into the role of the hydrogen bonding network in cyclodextrin-based self-assembling mesophases

    S. Ward, O. Calderon, P. Zhang, M. Sobchuk, S. N. Keller, V. E. Williams and C. Ling, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 4928
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TC00448E

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