13Metallosurfactants in Nanoscale Molecular Containers as Sensors

Devika Vashisht1,2 and Nicole Pamme3

1Panjab University, Department of Chemistry, Centre for Advanced Studies in Chemistry, Chandigarh, 160014, India

2University of Hull, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK

3University of Hull, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK

13.1 Introduction

The study of amphiphilic molecules began after the discovery of soap [1]. Advancements in the solubilization of hydrophobic materials began the surfactant chemistry in the twentieth century [2]. The tendency of amphiphilic aggregates to entrap lipophilic entities in their hydrophobic core is a particularly interesting characteristic of such compounds. Over ...

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