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Supramolecular surface-confined architectures created by self-assembly of triangular phenyleneethynylene macrocycles via van der Waals interaction

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Abstract

At the liquid/graphite interface triangular and rhombic phenyleneethynylene macrocycles substituted by alkyl chains self-assemble to form porous two-dimensional (2D) molecular networks of honeycomb and Kagomé types, respectively, or close-packed non-porous structures via alkyl chain interdigitation as the directional intermolecular linkages. Factors that affect the formation of the 2D molecular networks, such as alkyl chain length, solvent, solute concentration, and co-adsorption of guest molecules, were elucidated through a systematic study. For the porous networks, various molecules and molecular clusters were adsorbed in the pores reflecting the size and shape complementarity, exploring a new field of 2D host–guest chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular surface-confined architectures created by self-assembly of triangular phenylene–ethynylene macrocycles via van der Waals interaction

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The article was received on 24 Jul 2010, accepted on 20 Sep 2010 and first published on 22 Oct 2010


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02780D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 8507-8525
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    Supramolecular surface-confined architectures created by self-assembly of triangular phenyleneethynylene macrocycles via van der Waals interaction

    K. Tahara, S. Lei, J. Adisoejoso, S. De Feyter and Y. Tobe, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8507
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02780D

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