Anion-Assisted Supramolecular Polymerization: From Achiral AB-Type Monomers to Chiral Assemblies

Calogero Capici, Yoram Cohen, Alessandro D'Urso, Giuseppe Gattuso, Anna Notti, Andrea Pappalardo, Sebastiano Pappalardo, Melchiorre F. Parisi, Roberto Purrello, Sarit Slovak, Valentina Villari

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Abstract

Anions do make a difference! Counterions released during the acid-promoted self-assembly of AB-type monomer precursors dock into designated ancillary binding sites and thus facilitate the polymerization process while transferring their molecular properties to the entire supramolecular structure (see picture).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11956-11961
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume50
Issue number50
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • calixarenes
  • chirality
  • counterions
  • self-assembly
  • supramolecular polymers

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