I  U  P  A  C




News & Notices

Organizations & People

Standing Committees




. . CI
. . PAC
. . Macro. Symp.

. . Books
. . Solubility Data



Links of Interest

Search the Site

Home Page


Pure Appl. Chem. 76(10), 1847-1867, 2004

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Vol. 76, Issue 10

From molecular modules to modular materials

D. G. Kurth, S. Liu, and D. Volkmer

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, D-14424 Potsdam, Germany; University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Chemistry, P.O. Box 100131, AC1 D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany; National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan

Abstract: The combination of metallosupramolecular modules (MEMOs) as functional and amphiphiles as structural components is presented in detail to illustrate our current understanding of encapsulation using surfactants, lipids, and dendrimers. The simplicity of fabrication and the availability of the starting components allow this technique as an attractive tool to create new nanoscale molecular materials. The interaction of amphiphiles and MEMOs occurs spontaneously and is driven by the release of counterions as well as electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions.

*Plenary lecture presented at the 28th International Conference on Solution Chemistry, Debrecen, Hungary, 23-28 August 2003. Other presentations are published in this issue, pp. 1809-1919.

Page last modified 21 October 2004.
Copyright © 2004 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Questions or comments about IUPAC, please contact, the Secretariat.
Questions regarding the website, please contact web manager.