Supramolecular Chemistry

Micro- and nanocapsules, as wel as micro- and nanoparticle assemblies formed using specific supramolecular interactions between building blocks such as polymers and nanoparticles




Projects involve synthesis of metal nanoparticles and polymers functionalized with appropriate molecular recognition units. Techniques/tools such as emulsion templation, light scattering, microscopic analysis of formation and disruption are employed.


Jeong, Y.; Chen. Y. C.; Turksoy, M. K.; Rana, S.; Tonga, G. Y.; Creran, B.; Sanyal, A.*; Crosby, A. J.*; Rotello, V. M.* “Tunable Elastic Modulus of Nanoparticle Monolayer Films by Host-Guest Chemistry” Advanced Materials 2014, 26, 5056-5061.

Patra, D.; Sanyal, A.*; Rotello, V.M.* "Colloidal Microcapsules: Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles at the Liquid–Liquid Interface" Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 2010, 5, 2442 – 2453.

Patra, D.; Ozdemir, F.; Miranda, O.; Samanta, B.; Sanyal, A.*; Rotello, V. M.* "Formation and Size Tuning of Colloidal Microcapsules via Host-Guest Molecular Recognition at the Liquid-Liquid Interface" Langmuir 2009, 25, 13852-13854.

Samanta, B.; Patra, D.; Subramani, C.; Ofir, Y.; Yesilbag, G.; Sanyal, A.; Rotello, V. M.* "Stable Magnetic Colloidosomes via “Click” Mediated Crosslinking of Nanoparticles at Water-Oil Interfaces" Small 2009, 5, 685-688.