The facile self-assembly of nanoscale boronate ester rectangles from linear bis-catechols and 1,4-benzene diboronic acid is described. Spectroscopic and computational analyses reveal the influence of extended π-conjugation on the rectangles' absorption and fluorescence properties. The rectangles represent a new class of discrete, organic soluble covalent organic polygons.
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