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Self-assembling capsules: From molecular recognition to hydrogen-bonded liquid crystals and fibers

C. A. Schalley – 1999

Tennis balls, "softballs", and "footballs" can all be self-assembled from appropriately shaped molecules via hydrogen bonding. The assembly and uses of these capsules as hosts and catalysts are surveyed as are the liquid-crystalline and fibrous properties of hydrogen-bonded capsule polymers, or polycaps - promising alternatives to covalent polymers. The Figure shows the mechanism of guest exchange in a capsule.

Title
031
Self-assembling capsules: From molecular recognition to hydrogen-bonded liquid crystals and fibers
Author
C. A. Schalley
Date
1999-12-01
Identifier
DOI 10.1002/(SICI)1521-4095(199912)11:18<1535::AID-ADMA1535>3.0.CO;2-6
Source(s)
Citation
Adv. Mater. 1999, 11, 1535-1537
Type
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