What Do Solvents Do?

  • Author: David Bradley
  • Published: 27 January 2012
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
  • Source / Publisher: Chemical Communications/RSC Publishing
thumbnail image: What Do Solvents Do?

The self-assembly of molecules into complex aggregates occurs in nature and in the supramolecular chemistry laboratory. Researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Utrecht, both the Netherlands, have constructed a supramolecular motif that they say can help them probe the solvent effects in self-assembly. The motif should allow them to tease out the subtleties of the non-covalent interactions that take place and the influence of solvophobic effects.

They have shown that small changes in alkane solvents can affect the outcome of aggregates formed by stereoselectively deuterated benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides, influencing chirality and highlighting the solvents' influence.

Article Views: 4334

Sign in Area

Please sign in below

Additional Sign In options

Please note that to comment on an article you must be registered and logged in.
Registration is for free, you may already be registered to receive, e.g., the newsletter. When you register on this website, please ensure you view our terms and conditions. All comments are subject to moderation.

Article Comments - To add a comment please sign in

If you would like to reuse any content, in print or online, from ChemistryViews.org, please contact us first for permission and consult our permission guidance prior to making your request

Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on YouTube Follow on LinkedIn Follow on Instagram RSS Sign up for newsletters

Magazine of Chemistry Europe (16 European Chemical Societies) published by Wiley-VCH