We thank the Max Planck Society and the Fund of the German Chemical Industry for financial support. We thank for the cooperation with other scientists of the ISA group, especially Ying Guan, Franck Camerel, and Bernd Smarsly.
Ionic Self-Assembly: Facile Synthesis of Supramolecular Materials†
Article first published online: 25 APR 2003
© 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 9, pages 673–683, May, 2003
How to Cite
Faul, C.F.J. and Antonietti, M. (2003), Ionic Self-Assembly: Facile Synthesis of Supramolecular Materials. Adv. Mater., 15: 673–683. doi: 10.1002/adma.200300379
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2003
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Received: 20 DEC 2002
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The technique of ionic self-assembly, i.e., the coupling of structurally different building blocks by electrostatic interactions, a powerful tool to create new material nanostructures and chemical objects, is reviewed. The excellent availability of the starting products (charged tectonic units) and the simplicity of synthesis, by neat addition and cooperative stoichiometric precipitation with high purity, allow the recombinatorial synthesis of a whole range of functional materials and hybrids with interesting and versatile functions. Diverse combinations between polyelectrolytes, surfactants, clusters, and extended rigid organic scaffolds are discussed in detail, and the underlying principles of nanostructure formation are illustrated.