Supramolecular barrels from amphiphilic rigid-flexible macrocycles

Won Young Yang, Jong-Hyun Ahn, Yong Sik Yoo, Nam Keun Oh, Myongsoo Lee

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Abstract

An unusual example of supramolecular barrels in the solid and in aqueous solution, based on the self-assembly of amphiphilic rigid-flexible macrocycles driven by non-covalent interactions, was discussed. The polydispersity index of the macrocyclic molecules measured by gel-permeation chromatography with the use of polystyrene standards was less than 1.05. Preliminary experiments showed that these amphiphilic macrocycles are membrane-active. The results suggest that this class of self-assembling molecules may allow the design of a variety of well-defined organic nanostructures with biological functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalNature materials
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1

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Self assembly
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Membranes
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Yang, Won Young ; Ahn, Jong-Hyun ; Yoo, Yong Sik ; Oh, Nam Keun ; Lee, Myongsoo. / Supramolecular barrels from amphiphilic rigid-flexible macrocycles. In: Nature materials. 2005 ; Vol. 4, No. 5. pp. 399-402.
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In: Nature materials, Vol. 4, No. 5, 01.01.2005, p. 399-402.

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