Tubular organization with coiled ribbon from amphiphilic rigid-flexible macrocycle.

@article{Yang2006TubularOW,
  title={Tubular organization with coiled ribbon from amphiphilic rigid-flexible macrocycle.},
  author={Won-Young Yang and Eunji Lee and Myongsoo Lee},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={128 11},
  pages={3484-5}
}
We have synthesized an amphiphilic rigid-flexible macrocycle (fcoil = 0.68) consisting of hexa-p-phenylene and aliphatic polyether chain. The macrocyclic molecule in bulk state self-organizes into a 2-D body-centered rectangular structure (a = 4.3 nm and b = 6.3 nm). In aqueous solution, the macrocycle self-assembles into well-defined ribbonlike aggregates… CONTINUE READING