Supra-amphiphiles formed by complexation of azulene-based amphiphiles and pyrene in aqueous solution: from cylindrical micelles to disklike nanosheets

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Abstract

We have fabricated supra-amphiphiles by charge-transfer complexation of azulene-based amphiphiles and pyrene in water, and the self-assembled nanostructures can reversibly change between cylindrical micelles and disklike nanosheets in response to interaction with guest molecules.

Guanglu Wu
Guanglu Wu
Principal Investigator

Research interests: multi-component functional assemblies, supramolecular catalysis, and smart soft matter

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