Hierarchical organization of a robust porphyrin cage self-assembled by hydrogen bonds. Academic Article uri icon


  • Porphyrins appended with four rigid hydrogen bonding motifs on the meso positions were synthesized and self-assembled into a cofacial cage with four complementary bis(decyl)melamine units in dry solvents. The hydrocarbon chains on the melamine mediate the formation of nanofilms on surfaces as the solvent slowly evaporates.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, S., Aggarwal, A., Farley, C., Hageman, B. A., Batteas, J. D., & Drain, C. M.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Singh, Sunaina||Aggarwal, Amit||Farley, Christopher||Hageman, Brian A||Batteas, James D||Drain, Charles Michael

publication date

  • July 2011