Oligopyrenotides: Chiral Nanoscale Templates for Chromophore Assembly


  • Financial support by the Swiss National Foundation (grant 200020-132581) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Getting organized: DNA-like supramolecular polymers formed of short oligopyrenotides serve as a helical scaffold for the molecular assembly of ligands (see picture). The cationic porphyrin meso-tetrakis(1-methylpyridin-4-yl)porphyrin interacts with the helical polymers in a similar way as with poly(dA:dT).