Benzene tricarboxamide derivatives with lipid and ethylene glycol chains self-assemble into distinct nanostructures driven by molecular packing

Nada Aljuaid, Mark Tully, Jani Seitsonen, Janne Ruokolainen, Ian W. Hamley*

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Abstract

The self-assembly in aqueous solution of benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) bearing one alkyl chain and two PEG (polyethylene glycol) chains or two alkyl chains and one PEG chain yields completely distinct nanostructures. Two series of derivatives were synthesized and extensively characterized and electron microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) reveal micelle structures for derivatives with one alkyl and two PEG chains, but nanotapes and nanoribbons for the series with two alkyl and one PEG chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8360-8363
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume57
Issue number67
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMERS
  • LIPOPEPTIDES
  • AMPHIPHILES
  • MICELLES

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