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Issue 45, 2018
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Solvent dependent pathway complexity and seeded supramolecular polymerization

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Abstract

cNDI-1 exhibits an off-pathway aggregate in cyclic hydrocarbon (MCH) but produces a helical supramolecular polymer in linear alkane (decane) by well-defined J-aggregation. Effective solvent-assisted nucleation in linear alkanes due to shape matching with the peripheral alkyl chains of a monomer is responsible for the pathway complexity. Seed, produced by sonication induced fragmentation of the fibers in decane, could initiate supramolecular polymerization of the off-pathway aggregate in MCH generating controllable helical nanostructures. The chiral seed of cNDI-1 was also successfully employed for the synthesis of a helical supramolecular polymer from the off-pathway aggregate of achiral cNDI-2.

Graphical abstract: Solvent dependent pathway complexity and seeded supramolecular polymerization

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Submitted
09 Apr 2018
Accepted
09 May 2018
First published
09 May 2018

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 5720-5723
Article type
Communication

Solvent dependent pathway complexity and seeded supramolecular polymerization

G. Ghosh and S. Ghosh, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 5720
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02832J

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