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The Dynamics, energetics and selectivity of water chain-containing aquapores created by the self-assembly of aquafoldamer molecules

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Abstract

Through a series of crystallographic snapshots of water chain-containing aquapores formed from numerous one-dimensionally aligned aquafoldamer molecules 2, we demonstrated here (1) a preferential recognition of the water molecules over methanol molecules by the assembled cavity-containing aquapores with a selectivity factor of at least 17.7, (2) the dynamic nature of the water chains and the aquapores in response to varying external stimuli that exert the most influential impact on the aromatic π–π stacking in the aquapores and (3) the aquapores undergo a significant rearrangement in order to accommodate water, rather than methanol, molecules.

Graphical abstract: The Dynamics, energetics and selectivity of water chain-containing aquapores created by the self-assembly of aquafoldamer molecules

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The article was received on 18 Aug 2015, accepted on 10 Sep 2015 and first published on 10 Sep 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5OB01732G
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Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015,13, 10613-10619

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    The Dynamics, energetics and selectivity of water chain-containing aquapores created by the self-assembly of aquafoldamer molecules

    W. Ma, C. Wang, J. Li, K. Zhang, Y. Lu, Y. Huo and H. Zeng, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 10613
    DOI: 10.1039/C5OB01732G

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