In this paper, we report the self-assembly phenomenon of trans-2-aminocyclopentanecarboxylic acid hexamer (ACPC 6) by the evaporation-induced self-assembly. The SEM and TEM analyses of the self-assembled 3D molecular architecture revealed the characteristic shape of hollow parallelepiped and its supramolecular chiral expression on surface. A systematic study with the derivatives of ACPC 6 showed the effect of the terminal groups of ACPC 6 on the particular 3D shape formation. We also found that water molecules played a crucial role in the formation of hollow morphogenesis under the evaporation-induced self-assembly condition, and a plausible formation mechanism was suggested.
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This work was supported by a Basic Science Research Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology ( 2009-0084449, 2011-0012141 , and 2011-0001318 ).