Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Calix[4]arenes in Aqueous Solution

Strobel, Michael and Kita-Tokarczyk, Katarzyna and Taubert, Andreas and Vebert, Corinne and Heiney, Paul A. and Chami, Mohamed and Meier, Wolfgang. (2006) Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Calix[4]arenes in Aqueous Solution. Advanced Functional Materials, 16 (12). pp. 252-259.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only


Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A5265244

Downloads: Statistics Overview


The self-assembly of amphiphilic calix[4]arenes with either a carboxylic acid or a trimethyl ammonium head group and different alkyl chains in aqueous solution was investigated. The carboxylated calixarene forms vesicles in dilute solution and stable monolayers on water. In contrast, the ammonium head group provides high water solubility with no observed aggregation. At high concentrations, all calixarene amphiphiles form lyotropic liquid crystals.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Kita-Tokarczyk, Katarzyna and Chami, Mohamed and Meier, Wolfgang P.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Identification Number:
edoc DOI:
Last Modified:02 Feb 2017 09:26
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 14:06

Repository Staff Only: item control page