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In situ modification of nanostructure configuration through the manipulation of hydrogen bonded amphiphile self-association

Hiscock, J.R., Bustone, G.P., Wilson, B., Belsey, K.E., Blackholly, L.R. (2016) In situ modification of nanostructure configuration through the manipulation of hydrogen bonded amphiphile self-association. Soft Matter, 2016 (12). pp. 4221-4228. ISSN 1744-683X. (doi:10.1039/c6sm00529b)

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Abstract

Herein, we report the synthesis of a novel amphiphilic salt containing a number of hydrogen bond donating (HBD) and accepting (HBA) functionalities. This amphiphile has been shown to self-associate via hydrogen bond formation in a DMSO solution, confirmed through a combination of NMR, UV-Vis and dynamic light scattering and supported by X-ray diffraction studies. The combination of different HBD and HBA functionalities within the amphiphile structure gives rise to a variety of competitive, self-associative hydrogen bonding modes that result in the formation of ‘frustrated’ hydrogen bonded nanostructures. These nanostructures can be altered through the addition of competitive HBD arrays and/or HBA anionic guests. The addition of these competitive species modifies the type of self-associative hydrogen bonding modes present between the amphiphilic molecules, triggering the in situ formation of novel hydrogen bonded nanostructures.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/c6sm00529b
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Michael Woods
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 10:31 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60096 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hiscock, J.R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1406-8802
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