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Dynamic Covalent Surfactants and Amphiphiles

This chapter highlights work in which dynamic covalent bonds have been utilized to link together hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties within small molecule and macromolecular amphiphiles and surfactants. The incorporated dynamic covalent bonds endow the diverse range of supramolecular assemblies formed from these species with the ability to undergo controlled assembly and disassembly or to engage in component-exchange processes that allow the supramolecular assemblies to change their constituent building blocks. The nature of the supramolecular assemblies can also influence the properties of the dynamic covalent bonds, facilitating emergent properties such as autocatalysis.

Print publication date: 15 Jun 2017
Copyright year: 2017
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-542-1
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78801-056-6
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-162-4