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Supramolecular self-organization in constitutional hybrid materials

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We present in this paper a new strategy to transcribe the supramolecular dynamic self-organization of the G-quadruplex and ureidocrown ether ion channel-type columnar architectures in constitutional hybrids. In particular, the use of a “dynamic reversible hydrophobic interface” can render the emerging hybrid mesophases self-adaptive. The reversible hydrophobic interactions allow both supramolecular and inorganic silica components to mutually (synergistically) adapt their spatial constitution during simultaneous (collective) formation of micrometric self-organized hybrid domains. More generally, applying such consideration to materials, leads to the definition of constitutional hybrid materials, in which organic (supramolecular)/inorganic domains are reversibly connected. This might provide new insights into the features that control the design of functional materials.

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The article was received on 14 Apr 2009, accepted on 04 Sep 2009 and first published on 25 Sep 2009

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B908641M
Citation: New J. Chem., 2009,33, 2335-2343

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    Supramolecular self-organization in constitutional hybrid materials

    S. Mihai, A. Cazacu, C. Arnal-Herault, G. Nasr, A. Meffre, A. van der Lee and M. Barboiu, New J. Chem., 2009, 33, 2335
    DOI: 10.1039/B908641M

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