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Multi-modulation for self-assemblies of amphiphilic rigid–soft compounds through alteration of solution polarity and temperature

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Abstract

A new class of small molecule-based amphiphilic carbazole-containing compounds has been designed and synthesized. Detailed analysis of the temperature- and solvent-dependent UV-vis absorption spectra has provided insights into the cooperative self-assembly mechanism of the carbazole-containing compounds. Interestingly, the prepared amphiphilic rigid–soft compounds were also found to display a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) behavior in aqueous solution, which is relatively less explored in small molecule-based materials, leading to promising candidates for the design of a new class of thermo-responsive materials.

Graphical abstract: Multi-modulation for self-assemblies of amphiphilic rigid–soft compounds through alteration of solution polarity and temperature

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The article was received on 31 Aug 2017, accepted on 10 Oct 2017 and first published on 27 Oct 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01754E
Citation: Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article
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    Multi-modulation for self-assemblies of amphiphilic rigid–soft compounds through alteration of solution polarity and temperature

    X. Li, C. Poon, E. Y. Hong, H. Wong, A. K. Chan, L. Wu and V. W. Yam, Soft Matter, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01754E

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