Supramolecular assembly of carbohydrate-functionalized salphen-metal complexes

Joseph Ka Ho Hui, Zhen Yu, Tissaphern Mirfakhrai, Mark J. MacLachlan

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Metallosalphen complexes with peripheral glucose and galactose substitueras were synthesized and characterized. Their self-assembled supramolecular structures were then studied with transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). It was found that all of the complexes displayed aggregation in the solid-state. Zinc-salphen complexes showed a remarkably homogeneous helical nanofibrillar morphology, whereas the other metal complexes only displayed micron-sized clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13456-13465
Number of pages10
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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