A pH-Responsive Superamphiphile Based on Dynamic Covalent Bonds

Authors

  • Chao Wang,

    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62771149
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  • Guangtong Wang,

    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62771149
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  • Prof. Zhiqiang Wang,

    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62771149
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  • Prof. Xi Zhang

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62771149
    • Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-62771149
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Abstract

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Under pH control: A successful example of a toothbrush-type superamphiphile based on dynamic covalent bonds is demonstrated. The superamphiphile can self-assemble in water to form spherical aggregates, which disassemble reversibly under mildly acidic conditions (see graphic).

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