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Issue 55, 2013
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Discrete, soluble covalent organic boronate ester rectangles

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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.

Graphical abstract: Discrete, soluble covalent organic boronate ester rectangles

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The article was received on 15 Apr 2013, accepted on 25 May 2013 and first published on 28 May 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42777C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 6167-6169
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    Discrete, soluble covalent organic boronate ester rectangles

    M. K. Smith, N. E. Powers-Riggs and B. H. Northrop, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 6167
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42777C

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