The concurrent self-assembly of new 1,3,5-trisamide-cyclohexane-based low molecular weight hydrogelators and various surfactants in water leads to the formation of self-assembled fibrillar networks with encapsulated micelles. This prototype system presents an example of orthogonal self-assembly, that is, the independent formation of two different supramolecular structures, each with their own characteristics that coexist within a single system.
Heeres, A., van, D. P. C., Stuart, M., Friggeri, A., Feringa, B. L., & van, E. J. (2003). Orthogonal self-assembly of low molecular weight hydrogelators and surfactants. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125(47), 14252-14253. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja036954h