Switchable nanoporous sheets by the aqueous self-assembly of aromatic macrobicycles

Yongju Kim, Suyong Shin, Taehoon Kim, Dongseon Lee, Chaok Seok, Myongsoo Lee

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Slim guests are welcome: Aromatic macrobicyclic amphiphiles underwent self-assembly through a face-to-face interaction to form dimeric micelles, which further associated laterally to form porous sheets with nanometer-sized pores. The resulting sheets efficiently intercalated planar aromatic guest molecules, whereupon the porous sheets were reversibly transformed into closed sheets (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6426-6429
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 17
Externally publishedYes


  • host-guest systems
  • macrobicycles
  • nanoporous sheets
  • self-assembly
  • supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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