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To bend or not to bend – are heteroatom interactions within conjugated molecules effective in dictating conformation and planarity?

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We consider the roles of heteroatoms (mainly nitrogen, the halogens and the chalcogens) in dictating the conformation of linear conjugated molecules and polymers through non-covalent intramolecular interactions. Whilst hydrogen bonding is a competitive and sometimes more influential interaction, we provide unambiguous evidence that heteroatoms are able to determine the conformation of such materials with reasonable predictability.

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The article was received on 01 Mar 2016, accepted on 26 Apr 2016 and first published on 26 Apr 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00051G
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Mater. Horiz., 2016,3, 333-339
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    To bend or not to bend – are heteroatom interactions within conjugated molecules effective in dictating conformation and planarity?

    G. Conboy, H. J. Spencer, E. Angioni, A. L. Kanibolotsky, N. J. Findlay, S. J. Coles, C. Wilson, M. B. Pitak, C. Risko, V. Coropceanu, J. Brédas and P. J. Skabara, Mater. Horiz., 2016, 3, 333
    DOI: 10.1039/C6MH00051G

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