Unresolved Issues that Remain in Molecular Self-Assembly

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Abstract

<p>Two unresolved issues in molecular self-assembly are discussed. Firstly, a novel method for the investigation of molecular self-assembly processes (QASAP: quantitative analysis of self-assembly process) is introduced and recent progress in the understanding of coordination self-assembly processes revealed by QASAP is described. Secondary, a challenge to the construction of discrete molecular self-assemblies that are formed with the aid of weak, nondirectional molecular interactions (such as van der Waals interactions) and the hydrophobic effect is discussed. In the course of the development of hexameric cube-shaped molecular self-assemblies (nanocubes) from gear-shaped amphiphiles (GSAs) in water, a design principle of hydrophobic surface engineering and a novel strategy for the construction of thermally stable discrete assemblies, molecular 'Hozo', are presented.</p>

Journal

  • Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan

    Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan 91(6), 957-978, 2018

    The Chemical Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007396844
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00580132
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0009-2673
  • NDL Article ID
    029036460
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-B35
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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