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To assemble or fold?

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This communication reports an elegant structure formation by an amide functionalized donor (D)–acceptor (A) dyad by stepwise folding and assembly. It adopts a folded conformation by intra-chain CT-interaction that subsequently dimerizes by inter-molecular H-bonding to produce a folded dimer (FD) with a DAAD stacking sequence. Incompatibility of the aromatic stacked face with MCH triggers macroscopic assembly by solvophobically driven edge-to-edge stacking of the FD with concomitant growth in the orthogonal direction by D–D π-stacking leading to the formation of a reverse-vesicle.

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14 Jul 2014
06 Aug 2014
First published
06 Aug 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 11657-11660
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To assemble or fold?

A. Das and S. Ghosh, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 11657
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05429F

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