Title: Metal-Ligand Coordination-Induced Self-Assembly of Bolaamphiphiles Bearing Bipyrimidine
Authors: Song, Bo ×
Wu, Guanglu
Wang, Zhiqiang
Zhang, Xiaolei
Smet, Mario
Dehaen, Wim #
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Series Title: Langmuir vol:25 issue:23 pages:13306-13310
Abstract: A new type of bolaamphiphile bearing bipyrimidine (bpym-8) has been designed and synthesized. The bipyrimidine moiety allows for metal-ligand coordination, thereby influencing the self-assembly of the bolaamphiphile. Before coordination, bpym-8 self-assembles in water to form spherical aggregates. An interesting finding is that the coordination of the Cu(II) ion with bipyrimidine can induce the assembly of bpym-8 to change from spheres to clustered aggregates. It should be noted that the assembly of bpym-8 can be reversibly converted back by removing the Cu(II) ion from the coordination. This study presents a new type of bolaamphiphile that is able to coordinate with metal ions, which may provide a new clue in fabricating reversibly tunable supramolecular nanomaterials.
ISSN: 0743-7463
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Design and Synthesis
Polymer Chemistry and Materials
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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