Layered assembly of cationic and anionic supramolecular polymers†
The chemical synthesis and the supramolecular assembly of an aromatic oligoamine are described. The self-assembly of the cationic oligomers in aqueous solution leads to the formation of vesicular objects. The assembly process of the oligomers is monitored by absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy and the formed vesicles are characterized by atomic force and transmission electron microscopy. The electrostatic complementarity of anionic supramolecular polymers sheets and the cationic vesicles is used for a layered assembly process.