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Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles

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Abstract

Macrocycle-based amphiphiles, including macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles, are a class of amphiphiles which are capable of self-assembling into multidimensional assemblies with defined nanostructures. By involving host–guest recognition, these amphiphiles can be tailored to fabricate new topological structures and fulfill multiple applications. Compared with covalent-bonded traditional amphiphiles and polymeric amphiphiles, the introduction of host–guest interactions facilitates the design, synthesis and controllability of these amphiphilic systems. Moreover, host–guest interactions usually possess stimuli-responsive properties, which further endow self-assemblies of macrocycle-based amphiphiles with fantastic functions. In this review, we summarize recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles, with a focus on novel functions and applications of self-assemblies of these amphiphiles.

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The article was received on 28 Jun 2018, accepted on 19 Sep 2018 and first published on 19 Sep 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8QM00314A
Citation: Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, Advance Article
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    Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles

    H. Zhu, L. Shangguan, B. Shi, G. Yu and F. Huang, Mater. Chem. Front., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8QM00314A

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