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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