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Narcissistic versus Social Self-Sorting of Oligophenyleneethynylene Derivatives: From Isodesmic Self-Assembly to Cooperative Co-Assembly

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  • Dr. María José Mayoral,

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie and Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 931-31-84756
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  • Christina Rest,

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie and Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 931-31-84756
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  • Jennifer Schellheimer,

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie and Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 931-31-84756
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  • Dr. Vladimir Stepanenko,

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie and Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 931-31-84756
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  • Dr. Gustavo Fernández

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    1. Institut für Organische Chemie and Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 931-31-84756
    • Institut für Organische Chemie and Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 931-31-84756
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Narcissistic versus social! The self-assembly of two structurally related oligophenyleneethynylene derivatives featuring polar or nonpolar peripheral chains is reported. Their remarkable narcissistic versus social self-sorting behaviour in aqueous media can be controlled by concentration and solvent changes (see figure).

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