Photoregulated Release of Noncovalent Guests from Dendritic Amphiphilic Nanocontainers


  • We thank the NIGMS of the National Institutes of Health, U.S Army Research Office, and NSF-MRSEC for support.


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Supramolecular disassembly: Phototriggered release of noncovalently sequestered lipophilic guest molecules from dendritic supramolecular assemblies has been demonstrated. Facially amphiphilic dendrimers have been shown to provide a unique opportunity to fine-tune the release kinetics of the guest molecules in response to light (see picture).