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Intelligent supramolecular assembly of aromatic block molecules in aqueous solution

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Abstract

The construction of supramolecular nanoscopic architectures has been intensively pursued because of their unique features for applications in nanoscience and biomimetic chemistry. Molecular self-assemblies of aromatic rod–coil amphiphiles consisting of rigid rod segments and hydrophilic flexible chains in aqueous solution provide a facile avenue into this area. This feature article highlights the recent progress regarding the construction of aqueous assemblies that result from the sophisticated design of aromatic rod–coils, with the aim to develop stimuli-responsive systems and bioactive materials. Important factors affecting the self-assembly morphologies are discussed and summarized. Dynamic structural changes triggered by temperature and guest molecules are demonstrated. Finally, the perspective of bioactive nanostructures originated from self-assembly of aromatic block amphiphiles is also introduced.

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The article was received on 18 May 2013, accepted on 11 Jun 2013 and first published on 14 Jun 2013


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02574H
Nanoscale, 2013,5, 7711-7723

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    Intelligent supramolecular assembly of aromatic block molecules in aqueous solution

    W. Li, Y. Kim and M. Lee, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 7711
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02574H

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