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The transformation is attributed to the increasing volume fraction of hydrophilic segments through co-assembly induced the highly curved interfaces for the minimization of steric crowding at the flat rod–coil surfaces of the sheets. The analysis of observed internal cavity together with the molecular length concluded the toroids with hydrophobic interiors. Notably, the addition of hydrophobic C60 molecules into aqueous toroid solution caused the toroidal rings to stack on top of one another to form 1D tubular assembly nanostructures.

7, the formation of water-soluble toroids with a hydrophobic cavity was prepared through co-assembly of laterally grafted amphiphiles and the toroids was stacked into the tubular nanostructure by the trigger of guest (C60 ) encapsulation (Fig. 17) [80]. As described above, 11 self-assembles into infinite sheets. Notably, the sheets broke-up into toroidal micelles upon addition of rod amphiphile 16 containing only a hydrophilic chain, indicating the transformation of 2D structure into discrete nanostructures with hollow interior triggered by co-assembly.

6 Switching between Helical Coils and Straight Rods The self-assembly of rigid macrocycles into well-defined nanostructures has been studied extensively in recent years [51–56]. Most rigid aromatic macrocycles selfassemble into hollow cylindrical micelles [57–61] while some macrocycles selfassemble into spherical structures [48, 51]. The responsive behavioral ability to the external stimuli has remained a major challenge in the self-assembly of rigid cyclic molecules. For controllable aggregates that are able to respond to external stimuli, a more elaborate design of the corresponding building blocks should be necessary.

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