Introduction to supra-amphiphiles
Feihe Huang and Xi Zhang introduce the Materials Chemistry Frontiers themed issue on supra-amphiphiles.
Self-assembly of chiral supra-amphiphiles
The concept, design strategy and self-assembly of chiral supra-amphiphiles were summarized in this review article.
Assembling features of calixarene-based amphiphiles and supra-amphiphiles
A systematic review of current achievements in calixarene-based amphiphiles and supra-amphiphiles, mainly focused on their assembling features.
Hydrogen-bonding regulated assembly of molecular and macromolecular amphiphiles
Hydrogen bonding driven assembly of amphiphiles (small molecules and polymers) produce diverse nanostructures in aqueous medium.
“Rod–coil” copolymers get self-assembled in solution
This review paper describes the recent advances in solution self-assembly of amphiphilic rod-coil copolymers of various structures, which contain conjugated polymers, liquid crystalline polymers, polypeptides, or helical polymers as the rod blocks.
Supra-amphiphiles formed by noncovalent interactions are a versatile bottom-up fabrication strategy for functional soft materials.
Multimicelle aggregate mechanism for spherical multimolecular micelles: from theories, characteristics and properties to applications
Multimicelle aggregate (MMA) mechanism has been applied to explain the formation of large multimolecular micelles from various topological precursors and for applications in areas such as sensing, drug delivery, diagnostic and functional materials.
Stimuli-responsive nanocarriers constructed from pillar[n]arene-based supra-amphiphiles
Recent progress of functional nanocarriers fabricated by pillar[n]arene-based supra-amphiphiles is reviewed.
Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles
In this review, recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles is discussed.
About this collection
Welcome to Materials Chemistry Frontiers themed collections on “Supra-amphiphiles”.
Supra-amphiphiles, which refer to amphiphiles that are constructed by non-covalent interactions such as electrostatic interactions, π-π interactions, electron transfer interactions, hydrogen bonding, and host‒guest recognition, have been actively explored worldwide. The non-covalent interactions endow supra-amphiphiles with extraordinary capabilities that are successfully applied in numerous fields, including ‘smart’ nanocarriers, chemical analysis, optical materials, supramolecular therapeutics, drug delivery and supramolecular photosensitizers.
Guest Edited by Feihe Huang (Zhejiang University) and Xi Zhang (Tsinghua University), this themed collection publishes reviews on supra-amphiphiles prepared from small molecules/macrocycles/polymers based on non-covalent interactions.
More articles will be added as soon as they are published.