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Solvent dependent pathway complexity and seeded supramolecular polymerization

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Abstract

cNDI-1 exhibits an off-pathway aggregate in cyclic hydrocarbon (MCH) but produces a helical supramolecular polymer in linear alkane (decane) by well-defined J-aggregation. Effective solvent-assisted nucleation in linear alkanes due to shape matching with the peripheral alkyl chains of a monomer is responsible for the pathway complexity. Seed, produced by sonication induced fragmentation of the fibers in decane, could initiate supramolecular polymerization of the off-pathway aggregate in MCH generating controllable helical nanostructures. The chiral seed of cNDI-1 was also successfully employed for the synthesis of a helical supramolecular polymer from the off-pathway aggregate of achiral cNDI-2.

Graphical abstract: Solvent dependent pathway complexity and seeded supramolecular polymerization

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The article was received on 09 Apr 2018, accepted on 09 May 2018 and first published on 09 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02832J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 5720-5723
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    Solvent dependent pathway complexity and seeded supramolecular polymerization

    G. Ghosh and S. Ghosh, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 5720
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02832J

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