An easy to synthesize azobenzene based amphiphile spontaneously self-assembles into monodisperse nanoaggregates in water. The large difference in the critical aggregation concentration between the E and Z stereoisomeric forms enables photocontrol of its aggregation state over a wide concentration range: Light-triggered release and uptake of lipophilic molecules is achieved in aqueous solution.

Photocontrolled self-assembly of azobenzene nanocontainers in water: Light-triggered uptake and release of lipophilic molecules

Villa M.;Bergamini G.;Ceroni P.;Baroncini M.
2019

Abstract

An easy to synthesize azobenzene based amphiphile spontaneously self-assembles into monodisperse nanoaggregates in water. The large difference in the critical aggregation concentration between the E and Z stereoisomeric forms enables photocontrol of its aggregation state over a wide concentration range: Light-triggered release and uptake of lipophilic molecules is achieved in aqueous solution.
Villa M.; Bergamini G.; Ceroni P.; Baroncini M.
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