[12]Annulene Gemini Surfactants: Structure and Self-Assembly

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This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: [12]Annulene Gemini Surfactants: Structure and Self-Assembly Volume 46, Issue 48, 9135, Article first published online: 5 December 2007

  • This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health. We thank Dr. Shaoxiong Wu for help with the PGSE NMR experiments.

Abstract

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The long and short of it: Gemini surfactants with a non-Hückel diaza[12]annulene core have been synthesized (see picture). DFT computations give a minimum-energy conformation with alternate shorter and longer bonds, and with the two N substituents pointing away from each other. Studies on the aggregation of the molecules in water show they encounter packing difficulties, with no evidence for ring/ring interactions at the micelle surfaces.

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