Supramolecular Chemistry in Water: Self-Assembly of Multi- Component Fluorescent Molecular Logic Gates in Micelles

Authors: David C. Magri, Paola F. da Costa, Kyle A. Paterson

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Keywords: supramolecular chemistry in water, molecular recognition, chemosensors, micelles, molecular logic gates, biomedical diagnostics


Issue: Xjenza Online Vol. 4 Iss. 1 - July 2016

A recent strategy for developing supramolecular logic gates in water is based on combinations of molecules via self-assembly with surfactants, which eliminates the need for time-consuming synthesis. The self-assembly of surfactants and lumophores and receptors can result in interesting properties providing cooperative effects useful for molecular information processing and other potential applications such as drug delivery systems. This article highlights some of the recent advancements in supramolecular information processing using microheterogeneous media including micelles in aqueous solution.

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