A self-complexing and self-assembling pillar[5]arene

Nathan L. Strutt, Huacheng Zhang, Marc A. Giesener, Juying Lei, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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A monofunctionalised pillar[5]arene derivative carrying a viologen side chain which exhibits self-complexation in dilute dichloromethane solutions forms supramolecular daisy chain polymers and eventually organogels as its concentration is increased three-fold over the range from 0.1 to 100 mM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1647-1649
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 17 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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