New AB-type supramolecular polymers have been prepared by acid-promoted self-assembly of an aminododecyloxy-calix[5]arene monomer precursor. The number-average degree of polymerization has been found to be dependent on the concentration of the salt monomer and on the nature of the counterion (i.e., chloride, picrate or hexafluorophosphate). Chain-length regulation experiments have been carried out, employing orthogonal chain stoppers capable of selectively interacting with a given moiety of the AB-type monomer/polymer. Competitive calix[5]arene 'caps' and n-butylammonium ion 'plugs' have been used to control the extent of self-assembly of the polymer, in turn interacting with the ammoniumdodecyloxy or with the cavity end-groups of the supramolecular calixarene assembly. These experiments, conveniently carried out at a 10 mM concentration, can be easily followed by H-1 NMR spectroscopy.

Orthogonal chain length control in calix[5]arene-based AB-type supramolecular polymers

GARGIULLI, Claudia;GATTUSO, Giuseppe;NOTTI, Anna;PARISI, Melchiorre
2011

Abstract

New AB-type supramolecular polymers have been prepared by acid-promoted self-assembly of an aminododecyloxy-calix[5]arene monomer precursor. The number-average degree of polymerization has been found to be dependent on the concentration of the salt monomer and on the nature of the counterion (i.e., chloride, picrate or hexafluorophosphate). Chain-length regulation experiments have been carried out, employing orthogonal chain stoppers capable of selectively interacting with a given moiety of the AB-type monomer/polymer. Competitive calix[5]arene 'caps' and n-butylammonium ion 'plugs' have been used to control the extent of self-assembly of the polymer, in turn interacting with the ammoniumdodecyloxy or with the cavity end-groups of the supramolecular calixarene assembly. These experiments, conveniently carried out at a 10 mM concentration, can be easily followed by H-1 NMR spectroscopy.
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