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Superamphiphiles Based on Directional Charge-Transfer Interactions: From Supramolecular Engineering to Well-Defined Nanostructures

Authors

  • Kai Liu,

    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics & Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-6277-1149
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  • Chao Wang,

    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics & Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-6277-1149
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  • Prof. Zhibo Li,

    1. Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
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  • Prof. Xi Zhang

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics & Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-6277-1149
    • Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics & Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-6277-1149
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  • This work was financially supported by the National Basic Research Program (2007CB808000, 2011CB808200), the NSFC (50973051, 20974059), and NSFC-DFG joint grant (TRR 61), as well as by the Tsinghua University Initiative Scientific Research Program (2009THZ02230).

Abstract

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Give and take: X- or H-shape superamphiphiles form on the basis of directional charge-transfer complexes and lead to the formation of one-dimensional nanorods and two-dimensional nanosheets, respectively (see picture, blue: pyridinium ion, red: naphthalene derivatives, green: naphthalene diimide). The superstructures form after elaborate tuning of the building block structures.

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