Supramolecular nanofiber formation of macrocyclic dendrimer

Woo Dong Jang, Takuzo Aida

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Novel macrocyclic dendrimers (Scheme 2), having two czs-1,3,5- cyclohexanetricarboxamide (1) or 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxamide units (3) in their core, were synthesized, and their self-assembly behaviors were evaluated in solution. Infrared spectroscopy of cis-1,3,5-cyclohexanetricarboxamide cored dendrimer (1) in CHCl3 indicated that formation of strong hydrogen-bonding interactions is taking place among the core units. The 1H NMR spectrum of 1 in CDCl3 showed broadenings of all the peaks, which were sharpened by adding one drop of CF3CO 2H. GPC analysis showed the formation of self-assembled particles having ultrahigh molecular weight, whose average diameter was evaluated as about 140 nm by DLS measurement. AFM observation of the cast on mica film showed that 1 forms a fibrous assembly of uniform thickness with a diameter of 6 nm. In sharp contrast to 1, 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxamide units cored dendrimer (3) did not form a fibrous assembly under identical conditions because of the twisted arrangement of the core units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7325-7330
Number of pages6
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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