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Reversible switching of a supramolecular morphology driven by an amphiphilic bistable [2]rotaxane

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Abstract

An acid/base responsive amphiphilic [2]rotaxane switch containing a hydrophilic macrocycle component and a hydrophobic terminal bulky group was prepared and characterized. The morphology of the supramolecular assemblies formed by the rotaxanes could be switched between spherical vesicles and worm-like micelles using acid/base stimuli, as confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

Graphical abstract: Reversible switching of a supramolecular morphology driven by an amphiphilic bistable [2]rotaxane

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The article was received on 28 Jun 2017, accepted on 10 Jul 2017 and first published on 11 Jul 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05008A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 8683-8686
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    Reversible switching of a supramolecular morphology driven by an amphiphilic bistable [2]rotaxane

    Z. Cao, Y. Wang, A. Zou, G. London, Q. Zhang, C. Gao and D. Qu, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 8683
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05008A

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