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Issue 5, 2013
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Mutual binding of polymer end-groups by complementary π–π-stacking: a molecular “Roman Handshake”

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Abstract

Self-complementary tweezer-molecules based on a naphthalenediimide core self-assemble into supramolecular dimers through mutual π–π-stacking and hydrogen bonding. The resulting motif is extremely stable in solution (Ka = 105 M−1), and its attachment to one terminal position of a poly(ethylene glycol) chain leads to a doubling of the polymer's apparent molecular weight.

Graphical abstract: Mutual binding of polymer end-groups by complementary π–π-stacking: a molecular “Roman Handshake”

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Submitted
17 Aug 2012
Accepted
22 Oct 2012
First published
24 Oct 2012

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 454-456
Article type
Communication

Mutual binding of polymer end-groups by complementary π–π-stacking: a molecular “Roman Handshake”

B. W. Greenland, M. B. Bird, S. Burattini, R. Cramer, R. K. O'Reilly, J. P. Patterson, W. Hayes, C. J. Cardin and H. M. Colquhoun, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 454
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35965K

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