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

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)

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