Department of Chemistry
Highly ordered assembly of π-stacked distyrylbenzenes by oligoadenines
A well-defined nanofibrous structure with lengths of several hundred nanometers and cross-sectional width of a single size (∼6±0.5 nm) was self-assembled by oligoadenines, dA20, and thymine-appended distyrylbenzene through binary complementary A-T hydrogen bond formation and the strong π-π stacking interactions. This demonstrated a useful supramolecular self-assembling approach to control the packing order of π-conjugated molecules and provided a practical means to enhance the optical properties of a material. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
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American Chemical Society
Yang, Wanggui, Ping Fang Xia, and Man Shing Wong. "Highly ordered assembly of π-stacked distyrylbenzenes by oligoadenines." Organic Letters 12.18 (2010): 4018-4021.