Self-assembly of two-dimensional structures in water from rigid and curved amphiphiles with a low molecular weight†
Two-dimensional structures in water were self-assembled from rigid and curved amphiphiles with very low molecular weight (MW < 500 Da). The amphiphiles contain a bisnaphthalene core. Their structures have been characterized using 1H NMR spectroscopy, SEM, TEM, AFM, and DLS. The driving force was mainly attributed to hydrophobic effects.