Multifunctional water-soluble molecular capsules based on p-phosphonic acid calix[5]arene

Adam D. Martin, Ramiz A. Boulos, Lee J. Hubble, Karel J. Hartlieb, Colin L. Raston

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p-Phosphonic acid calix[5]arene forms molecular capsules in water based on two of the molecules, which can be loaded with carboplatin using intense shearing, and attached to single wall carbon nano-tubes. Spin coating of the capsules onto a substrate affords 2 nm fibres of stacked calixarenes, with the self-assembly understood using molecular modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7353-7355
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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