Emergence of Compartments Formed from Unconventional Surfactants in Dynamic Combinatorial Libraries

Boris Bartolec, Giulia Leonetti, Jianwei Li, Wietse Smit, Meniz Altay, Guillermo Monreal Santiago, Yichen Yan, Sijbren Otto*

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Abstract

Assembly processes can drive the selection of self-assembling molecules in dynamic combinatorial libraries, yielding self-synthesizing materials. We now show how such selection in a dynamic combinatorial library made from an amphiphilic building block which, by itself, assembles into micelles, can yield membranous aggregates ranging from vesicles to sponge phases. These aggregates are made from a mixture of unconventional surfactant molecules, showing the power of dynamic combinatorial selection approaches for the discovery of new, not readily predictable, self-assembly motifs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5787-5792
Number of pages6
JournalLangmuir
Volume35
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-Apr-2019

Keywords

  • SYSTEMS CHEMISTRY
  • VESICLES

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