Generous financial support by the DFG for the research training school GRK 1221 “Control of Electronic Properties of Assemblies of π-Conjugated Molecules” is gratefully acknowledged.
Quadruple π Stack of Two Perylene Bisimide Tweezers: A Bimolecular Complex with Kinetic Stability†
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 29, pages 7482–7486, July 15, 2013
How to Cite
Shao, C., Stolte, M. and Würthner, F. (2013), Quadruple π Stack of Two Perylene Bisimide Tweezers: A Bimolecular Complex with Kinetic Stability . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 7482–7486. doi: 10.1002/anie.201302479
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 11 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 25 MAR 2013
- kinetic trapping;
- π stacks
Self-assembly: A tweezer-type perylene bisimide (PBI) dyad self-assembles into a defined bimolecular complex composed of a quadruple PBI π stack with remarkable kinetic stability, which is unprecedented for π-stacked dye aggregates (see picture). These persistent supramolecular species are of considerable interest for the elucidation of functional properties of dye aggregates.