The authors thank K. Genson, R. Gunawidjaja, and K. Bergman for technical assistance. This work is supported by NSF-DMR-0308982 and AFOSR F496200210205 Grants.
Supramolecular Multiscale Fibers through One-Dimensional Assembly of Dendritic Molecules†
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 23-24, pages 2206–2212, December, 2004
How to Cite
Ornatska, M., Peleshanko, S., Rybak, B., Holzmueller, J. and Tsukruk, V. V. (2004), Supramolecular Multiscale Fibers through One-Dimensional Assembly of Dendritic Molecules. Adv. Mater., 16: 2206–2212. doi: 10.1002/adma.200400334
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2004
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUN 2004
- Manuscript Received: 5 MAR 2004
- Amphiphilic materials;
- Self-assembling materials;
- Supramolecular assembly
One-dimensional supramolecular structures self-assemble from irregular, highly branched, flexible amphiphiles containing a polyester core and an alkyl- or anthracene-functionalized shell. A combination of intermolecular interactions and steric limitations cause the structures to form nearly perfectly organized microfibers that form bundles from tens of micrometers to centimeters in length (see Figure). The fibers from anthracene-modified molecules possess strong fluorescence properties.