Self-assembled reversed bilayers directed by pnictogen bonding to form vesicles in solution

Shiva Moaven, Jingze Yu, Maythe Vega, Daniel K. Unruh, Anthony Cozzolino

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Abstract

Artificial vesicles can aid in the study and understanding of biological cell membranes. This study employs pnictogen bonding to actively direct the self-assembly of a true reversed bilayer. Antimony(III) alkoxide cages that self-assemble through multiple strong Sb⋯O interactions propagate in two dimensions to form a reverse bilayer structure in the solid state. Long alkyl tails allow these reverse bilayers to be processed into vesicles in solution that are a reverse of biological cell membranes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8849--8852
JournalDefault journal
StatePublished - Jul 18 2018

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