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Controlled Self-Assembly Behavior of an Amphiphilic Bisporphyrin–Bipyridinium–Palladium Complex: From Multibilayer Vesicles to Hollow Capsules


  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20531060, 10474101, 20418001, 20571078, and 20421101), and the Major State Basic Research Development Program (2005CB623602). This project is partly supported by National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China.


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Gas-filled: Porphyrin-based amphiphiles can self-assemble into multibilayer vesicles. These vesicles can be converted into hollow capsules and wormlike structures (see picture) by controlling the release rate of methanol encapsulated through changing the heating temperature and pattern.

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