Highly ordered assembly of π-stacked distyrylbenzenes by oligoadenines

Wanggui Yang, Ping Fang Xia, Ricky M S Wong

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A well-defined nanofibrous structure with lengths of several hundred nanometers and cross-sectional width of a single size (∼6±0.5 nm) was self-assembled by oligoadenines, dA20, and thymine-appended distyrylbenzene through binary complementary A-T hydrogen bond formation and the strong π-π stacking interactions. This demonstrated a useful supramolecular self-assembling approach to control the packing order of π-conjugated molecules and provided a practical means to enhance the optical properties of a material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4018-4021
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2010

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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