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Supramolecular Nanoarrays by the Self-assembly of Terpyridine-Based Monomers with Transition Metal Ions

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Supramolecular Nanoarrays by the Self-assembly of Terpyridine-Based Monomers with Transition Metal Ions Ting-Zheng Xie,a† Yuchen Yao,a Xinyu Sun,a Kevin J. Endres,b Shiying Zhu,a Xiaolei Wu,a Hui Li,a James M. Ludlow III,c Min Gao,d Tianbo Liu,a Charles N. Moorefield,e Mary Jane Saunders,f Chrys Wesdemiotis,*,a,b George R. Newkome*,a,b,g Hierarchical construction of a highly ordered supramolecular array has been, in general, a challenge due to the complexation of building blocks and the hard-to-control weak interactions. Herein, we present a type of well-ordered nanoribbon, which was self-assembled via shape complimentary and hydrophobic effects from the bowl-shaped supramolecular components, which were synthesized by combining designer terpyridine-based monomers and two different metal ions (Ru2+, Zn2+). Interestingly, switching counter ions or changing monomer concentrations, a transformation between a uniform nanosphere and nanoribbon occurred. It opens a door to fabricate readily tailorable, large-scale, supramacromolecular materials.

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The article was received on 03 Apr 2018, accepted on 11 May 2018 and first published on 16 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01283K
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Supramolecular Nanoarrays by the Self-assembly of Terpyridine-Based Monomers with Transition Metal Ions

    T. Xie, Y. Yao, X. Sun, K. Endres, S. Zhu, X. Wu, H. Li, J. Ludlow, T. Liu, M. Gao, C. N. Moorefield, M. J. Saunders, C. Wesdemiotis and G. R. Newkome, Dalton Trans., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01283K

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