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Structural Investigations of Water-Soluble Calixarene with Polycationic Salts

posted on 2020-12-15, 03:21 authored by SZE LE LOH
This project involves the synthesis and characterisation of a series of polycationic salts which consist of different functional groups and number of substitutions. These salts are used as the guest molecules for the host-guest interaction evaluation with the p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene. Upon addition of polycationic salts to p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene along with other building components, the supermolecules were self-assembled into a bilayer arrangement with some structures showed molecular capsules as part of the repeating units. The host-guest interaction is influenced by the nature of the polycationic molecules including the substituent position, length of terminal aliphatic chain, geometries of the rings and number of substituents.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Cheow Yuen Lin

Additional supervisor 1

Irene Ling

Additional supervisor 2

Scott J. Dalgarno

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)


Master of Science

Degree Type



Faculty of Science

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