2. Self-Assembly of Hydrophilic Polyoxometalate Macroanions in Dilute Solutions

  1. Alaa S. Abd-El Aziz2,
  2. Charles E. Carraher Jr.3,4,
  3. Charles U. Pittman Jr.5 and
  4. Martel Zeldin6
  1. Melissa L. Kistler,
  2. Joe Pigga and
  3. Tianbo Liu

Published Online: 17 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470527085.ch2

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Supramolecular and Self-Assembled Metal-Containing Materials, Volume 9

Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Supramolecular and Self-Assembled Metal-Containing Materials, Volume 9

How to Cite

Kistler, M. L., Pigga, J. and Liu, T. (2009) Self-Assembly of Hydrophilic Polyoxometalate Macroanions in Dilute Solutions, in Macromolecules Containing Metal and Metal-Like Elements: Supramolecular and Self-Assembled Metal-Containing Materials, Volume 9 (eds A. S. Abd-El Aziz, C. E. Carraher, C. U. Pittman and M. Zeldin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470527085.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 1V7, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, USA

  3. 4

    Florida Center for Environmental Studies, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762, USA

  5. 6

    Department of Chemistry, University of Richmond, Gottwald Science Center, Richmond, Virginia 23173, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470251447

Online ISBN: 9780470527085

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Keywords:

  • self-assembly of hydrophilic polyoxometalate macroanions in dilute solutions;
  • supramolecular structures;
  • cation transport over anionic blackberry membrane

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Solution Behavior of POM Macroions: Soluble but Still Aggregate

  • Characterization of the Supramolecular Structures

  • Controlling the Blackberry Formation and Blackberry Size by Changing Solvent Quality

  • Counterion Association around Discrete POM Macroions

  • Counterion Condensation around Blackberries

  • Identification of the Driving Forces Responsible for the Blackberry Formation

  • Soft Nature of the Blackberries—Effect of Additional Hydrogen Bonding

  • Weak Electrolyte Type POMs

  • Effect of Additional Electrolytes

  • Kinetic Process of Blackberry Formation

  • Cation Transport over the Anionic Blackberry Membrane

  • Macroions in Solution: An important Linkage among Simple Ions, Polymers, Colloids, and Biosystems

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References