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2-D and 3-D porous structures from tetrakis(4-thyminylmethylphenyl)methane

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Abstract

Using tetraphenylmethane as a scaffold, a potent hub for generation of organic porous networks has been synthesized by introduction of thymine functionalities in all para-positions. Depending on the choice of solvent, crystal structures are produced with 35–46% solvent volume organized in two- or three-dimensional channel systems. The intermolecular interactions are dominated by two features: formation of dimers connected by six C–H⋯O hydrogen bonds, and links between these dimers as R22(8) ring motifs formed by pairs of thymines. These are the first structures of their kind and suggest further use of DNA-inspired building units in supermolecular engineering of biocompatible functional materials.

Graphical abstract: 2-D and 3-D porous structures from tetrakis(4-thyminylmethylphenyl)methane

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The article was received on 17 Jan 2018, accepted on 02 Feb 2018 and first published on 09 Feb 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00078F
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018,20, 1179-1184
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    2-D and 3-D porous structures from tetrakis(4-thyminylmethylphenyl)methane

    L. Qi, L.-L. Gundersen and C. H. Görbitz, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 1179
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00078F

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