Plastic- and liquid-crystalline architectures from dendritic receptor molecules

Elemans, J. and Boerakker, M.J. and Holder, S.J. and Rowan, A.E. and Cho, W.D. and Percec, V. and Nolte, R.J.M. (2002) Plastic- and liquid-crystalline architectures from dendritic receptor molecules. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99 (8). pp. 5093-5098. ISSN 0027-8424. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Host molecules with U-shaped receptor cavities have been derivatized at their convex side with two n-hydrocarbon tails (1), two first-generation (2), and two second-generation (3) monodendritic hydrocarbon tails. Although hosts 1 and 2 display plastic-crystalline behavior, evidence suggests that host 3 forms a cubic liquid-crystalline phase. In this phase, molecules of 3 are arranged in spherical supramacromolecular assemblies, in which the receptor cavities are situated in the core and the hydrocarbon tails at the periphery. The 1:1 host-guest complex of 3 with methyl 3,5-dihydroxybenzoate forms a similar liquid-crystalline phase, with the guest included in the core of the assemblies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: RATIONAL DESIGN; DENDRIMERS; COLUMNAR; SHAPE; CLIPS; METALLODENDRIMERS; MACROMOLECULES; RECOGNITION; CONVERGENT; COMPLEXES
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Simon Holder
Date Deposited: 22 May 2008 09:47
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 12:59
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2540 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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