Phosphonated calix[4]arene-based amphiphiles as scaffolds for fluorescent nano-fibres

Adam Martin, Ramiz Boulos, Keith Stubbs, Colin Raston

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    p-Phosphonic acid calix[4]arene bearing lower rim O-C18H 37 alkyl chains assemble into 6 nm diameter fibres, which deposit from toluene onto mica and graphite, as characterised using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Molecular simulations support a micelle-like arrangement of calixarenes with the alkyl chains directed inwards, and they form a composite material with a fluorescent molecule.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7329-7331
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number26
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2011


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