Discrete and well-defined hydrophobic phases confined in self-assembled spherical complexes

Kosuke Suzuki, Junya Iida, Sota Sato, Masaki Kawano, Makoto Fujita

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Interior design: A 5 nm sized spherical complex, which confines 24 alkyl chains in its interior, provides a localized hydrophobic environment with a uniform size and structure (see picture; shell blue, Pd yellow, O red, C purple, H gray). The hydrophobic phase can solubilize dye molecules, and the hydrophobicity of the complex can be tuned by simply changing the length of the alkyl chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5780-5782
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume47
Issue number31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 21
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cage compounds
  • Hydrophobic effect
  • Nanostructures
  • Self-assembly
  • Solvatochromism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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