Stepwise-resolved thermodynamics of hydrophobic self-assembly

Alina Grego, Achim Müller, Ira A. Weinstock

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Unprecedented information concerning how the relative roles of different hydrophobic effects evolve during multistep hydrophobic assembly processes is provided by using a unique type of experiment to resolve the underlying energetics of individual growth steps in the formation of a structurally well-defined micelle-like organic aggregate of n-butyrate ions within a porous inorganic-oxide nanocapsule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8358-8362
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number32
StatePublished - 5 Aug 2013


  • butyrates
  • hydrophobic effect
  • nanocapsules
  • self-assembly
  • thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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