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Azo⋯phenyl stacking: a persistent self-assembly motif guides the assembly of fluorinated cis-azobenzenes into photo-mechanical needle crystals

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Abstract

We describe a novel, persistent motif of molecular assembly in photo-mechanical crystals and cocrystals of fluorinated cis-azobenzenes. The azo⋯phenyl stacking, preserved upon either chemical substitution or halogen-bonded cocrystallization, guides the assembly of fluorinated cis-azobenzenes into columnar stacks and drives the formation of crystals with needle-like morphologies optimal for photo-mechanical motion.

Graphical abstract: Azo⋯phenyl stacking: a persistent self-assembly motif guides the assembly of fluorinated cis-azobenzenes into photo-mechanical needle crystals

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The article was received on 15 Oct 2015, accepted on 04 Dec 2015 and first published on 07 Dec 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08590J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 2103-2106
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    Azo⋯phenyl stacking: a persistent self-assembly motif guides the assembly of fluorinated cis-azobenzenes into photo-mechanical needle crystals

    O. S. Bushuyev, A. Tomberg, J. R. Vinden, N. Moitessier, C. J. Barrett and T. Friščić, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2103
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08590J

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