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dc.contributor.authorAl-Rehili, Safa'a
dc.contributor.authorFhayli, Karim
dc.contributor.authorHammami, Mohamed Amen
dc.contributor.authorMoosa, Basem
dc.contributor.authorPatil, Sachin
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Daliang
dc.contributor.authorAlharbi, Ohoud
dc.contributor.authorHedhili, Mohamed N.
dc.contributor.authorMöhwald, Helmuth
dc.contributor.authorKhashab, Niveen M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-31T11:23:05Z
dc.date.available2017-05-31T11:23:05Z
dc.date.issued2016-11
dc.identifier.citationAl-Rehili S, Fhayli K, Hammami MA, Moosa B, Patil S, et al. (2016) Anisotropic Self-Assembly of Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Microtoroids. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b10080.
dc.identifier.issn0002-7863
dc.identifier.issn1520-5126
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/jacs.6b10080
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623793
dc.description.abstractToroidal structures based on self-assembly of predesigned building blocks are well-established in the literature, but spontaneous self-organization to prepare such structures has not been reported to date. Here, organic–inorganic hybrid microtoroids synthesized by simultaneous coordination-driven assembly of amphiphilic molecules and hydrophilic polymers are reported. Mixing amphiphilic molecules with iron(III) chloride and hydrophilic polymers in water leads, within minutes, to the formation of starlike nanostructures. A spontaneous self-organization of these nanostructures is then triggered to form stable hybrid microtoroids. Interestingly, the toroids exhibit anisotropic hierarchical growth, giving rise to a layered toroidal framework. These microstructures are mechanically robust and can act as templates to host metallic nanoparticles such as gold and silver. Understanding the nature of spontaneous assembly driven by coordination multiple non-covalent interactions can help explain the well-ordered complexity of many biological organisms in addition to expanding the available tools to mimic such structures at a molecular level.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We thank Dr. Dalaver Anjum and Dr. Rachid Sougrat of the KAUST Imaging and Characterization Core Lab for helpful discussions.
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/jacs.6b10080
dc.titleAnisotropic Self-Assembly of Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Microtoroids
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentElectron Microscopy
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentSmart Hybrid Materials (SHMs) lab
dc.contributor.departmentSurface Science
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the American Chemical Society
dc.contributor.institutionMax-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Am Muehlenberg 1,14476 Potsdam, Germany
kaust.personAl-Rehili, Safa'a
kaust.personFhayli, Karim
kaust.personHammami, Mohamed Amen
kaust.personMoosa, Basem
kaust.personPatil, Sachin
kaust.personZhang, Daliang
kaust.personAlharbi, Ohoud
kaust.personHedhili, Mohamed N.
kaust.personKhashab, Niveen M.
dc.date.published-online2016-11
dc.date.published-print2017-08-02


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