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Cooperative Complexation of Amino Acid Derivatives to Platinum Acetylide-Based Bolaamphiphile

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posted on 20.06.2014, 00:00 by Yu-Jing Tian, En-Tai Shi, Yu-Kui Tian, Ri-Sheng Yao, Feng Wang
A platinum­(II) acetylide-based bolaamphiphile equipped with two peripheral B18C6 moieties has been successfully prepared, which demonstrates cooperative recognition behavior toward l-alanine ester salt in chloroform. In a polar methanol/chloroform (3/1, v/v) medium, the amino acid additives influence the aggregation of the bolaamphiphile significantly, leading to the morphological transition from nanospherical to disordered structures. The adaptive properties of the current host–guest binary system will benefit the development of stimuli-responsive supramolecular materials.