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Mutual binding of polymer end-groups by complementary π–π-stacking: a molecular “Roman Handshake”

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Abstract

Self-complementary tweezer-molecules based on a naphthalenediimide core self-assemble into supramolecular dimers through mutual π–π-stacking and hydrogen bonding. The resulting motif is extremely stable in solution (Ka = 105 M−1), and its attachment to one terminal position of a poly(ethylene glycol) chain leads to a doubling of the polymer's apparent molecular weight.

Graphical abstract: Mutual binding of polymer end-groups by complementary π–π-stacking: a molecular “Roman Handshake”

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The article was received on 17 Aug 2012, accepted on 22 Oct 2012 and first published on 24 Oct 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35965K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 454-456
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    Mutual binding of polymer end-groups by complementary π–π-stacking: a molecular “Roman Handshake”

    B. W. Greenland, M. B. Bird, S. Burattini, R. Cramer, R. K. O'Reilly, J. P. Patterson, W. Hayes, C. J. Cardin and H. M. Colquhoun, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 454
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35965K

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