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When four facially amphiphilic cholate derivatives are attached to a tetraaminocalixarene scaffold, the resulting molecule responds to environmental changes by rotation of the cholate units. In polar solvents, the molecule adopts a micellelike conformation with the hydrophilic α-faces of the cholates pointing outward. In nonpolar solvents, it turns inside out, assuming a reversed micellelike conformation with the hydrophobic β-faces pointing outward. Switching between the two conformations is driven by solvophobic interactions and is fully reversible.
American Chemical Society
Ryu, Eui-Hyun and Zhao, Yan, "Environmentally Responsive Molecular Baskets: Unimolecular Mimics of Both Micelles and Reversed Micelles" (2004). Chemistry Publications. 194.