Spontaneous stepwise self-assembly of a polyoxometalate-organic hybrid into catalytically active one-dimensional anisotropic structures.

@article{Yin2014SpontaneousSS,
  title={Spontaneous stepwise self-assembly of a polyoxometalate-organic hybrid into catalytically active one-dimensional anisotropic structures.},
  author={Panchao Yin and Aruuhan Bayaguud and Peng Cheng and Fadi Haso and Lang Hu and Joy Wang and Dmitri V. Vezenov and Randall E. Winans and Jian Hao and Tao Li and Yongge Wei and Tianbo Liu},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 31},
  pages={9589-95}
}
An inorganic-organic hybrid surfactant with a hexavanadate cluster as the polar head group was designed and observed to assemble into micelle structures, which further spontaneously coagulate into a 1D anisotropic structure in aqueous solutions. Such a hierarchical self-assembly process is driven by the cooperation of varied noncovalent interactions, including hydrophobic, electrostatic, and hydrogen-bonding interactions. The hydrophobic interaction drives the quick formation of the micelle… CONTINUE READING
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