Self-assembly of a calix[5]arene bearing a 12-aminododecyl pendant group on the lower rim into supra- molecular oligomers through intermolecular iterative inclusion events is readily triggered by contact with acid solutions and is reversed to the amino monomer precursor by treatment with a base. 1H NMR data are consistent with the formation of head-to-tail assemblies derived from endo-cavity inclusion of the alkylammonium moiety. Diffusion NMR and light-scattering studies provide evidence for the presence of oligomers in solution and show that different counterions and concentrations result in different oligomer sizes, whereas ESI-MS and SEM investigations, respectively, indicate that self-assembly also takes place in the gas phase and in the solid state. The growth of these supramolecular oligomers is concentration-dependent ; however, as a consequence of the saline nature of the monomer, it also shows a distinct counterion-dependence owing to ion-pairing/solvation effects.

Counterion-dependent proton-driven self-assembly of linear supramolecular oligomers based on amino-calix[5]arene building blocks

PAPPALARDO, ANDREA;
2007-01-01

Abstract

Self-assembly of a calix[5]arene bearing a 12-aminododecyl pendant group on the lower rim into supra- molecular oligomers through intermolecular iterative inclusion events is readily triggered by contact with acid solutions and is reversed to the amino monomer precursor by treatment with a base. 1H NMR data are consistent with the formation of head-to-tail assemblies derived from endo-cavity inclusion of the alkylammonium moiety. Diffusion NMR and light-scattering studies provide evidence for the presence of oligomers in solution and show that different counterions and concentrations result in different oligomer sizes, whereas ESI-MS and SEM investigations, respectively, indicate that self-assembly also takes place in the gas phase and in the solid state. The growth of these supramolecular oligomers is concentration-dependent ; however, as a consequence of the saline nature of the monomer, it also shows a distinct counterion-dependence owing to ion-pairing/solvation effects.
2007
calixarenes; ion pairs; light scattering; NMR spectroscopy; supramolecular polymers
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