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Photocontrolled self-assembly of azobenzene nanocontainers in water: light-triggered uptake and release of lipophilic molecules

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An easy to synthesize azobenzene based amphiphile spontaneously self-assembles into monodisperse nanoaggregates in water. The large difference in the critical aggregation concentration between the E and Z stereoisomeric forms enables photocontrol of its aggregation state over a wide concentration range: light-triggered release and uptake of lipophilic molecules is achieved in aqueous solution.

Graphical abstract: Photocontrolled self-assembly of azobenzene nanocontainers in water: light-triggered uptake and release of lipophilic molecules

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Submitted
30 Jul 2019
Accepted
05 Sep 2019
First published
05 Sep 2019

Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 11860-11863
Article type
Communication

Photocontrolled self-assembly of azobenzene nanocontainers in water: light-triggered uptake and release of lipophilic molecules

M. Villa, G. Bergamini, P. Ceroni and M. Baroncini, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 11860
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC05925C

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