Molecular golf balls: vesicles from bowl‐shaped host molecules

Albertus P.H.J. Schenning, Bas de Bruin, Martinus C. Feiters, Roeland J.M. Nolte

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Vesicles with concave binding sites on the surface form when the bowlshaped amphiphile 1 is dispersed in water. The dimples on the outer surface of these molecular “golf balls” strongly bind guest molecules (association constant Ka = 4 × 105M−1). 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1662-1663
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number15-16
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 1994
Externally publishedYes


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