Self-assembly in mesoscopic dimension and artificial supramolecular membranes

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Abstract

The development of mesoscopic supramolecular architectures is an area of growing interest. The field has grown from early works on bilayer membranes, and the design of large (super- or giant-) amphiphiles, hybrid amphiphiles and supramolecular membranes have now been described. Impartment of amphiphilicity to a unit supermolecule allows their hierarchical self-assembly to the mesoscopic structures. A supramolecular combinatorial approach is useful in the development of functional self-assemblies. In addition, self-assembly in ionic liquids has been introduced as a promising area in materials chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-709
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Chemical Biology
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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