Advanced Materials

Photoresponsive Supramolecular Amphiphiles for Controlled Self-Assembly of Nanofibers and Vesicles

Authors

  • Chao Wang,

    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelctronics and Molecular Engineering Department of Chemistry Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China
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  • Qishui Chen,

    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelctronics and Molecular Engineering Department of Chemistry Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China
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  • Huaping Xu,

    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelctronics and Molecular Engineering Department of Chemistry Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China
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  • Zhiqiang Wang,

    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelctronics and Molecular Engineering Department of Chemistry Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China
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  • Xi Zhang

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelctronics and Molecular Engineering Department of Chemistry Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China
    • Key Lab of Organic Optoelctronics and Molecular Engineering Department of Chemistry Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China.
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Abstract

The fabrication of photoresponsive supramolecular amphiphiles is demonstrated. The supramolecular amphiphile can self-assemble in water to form uniform nanofibers. Interestingly, the nanofiber can readily transform into vesicles in response to UV irradiation.

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