Inside Cover: Narcissistic versus Social Self-Sorting of Oligophenyleneethynylene Derivatives: From Isodesmic Self-Assembly to Cooperative Co-Assembly (Chem. Eur. J. 49/2012)

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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

    Corresponding author
    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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Abstract

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Narcissistic versus social! In their Communication on page 15607 ff., G. Fernández et al. report on the self-assembly of two structurally related oligophenyleneethynylene (OPE) derivatives featuring polar or nonpolar peripheral chains and their remarkable narcissistic versus social self-sorting behaviour in aqueous media that can be controlled by concentration and solvent changes. Between 0.01 and 0.1 mM the mixture of both OPEs self-assembles into independent spherical aggregates, whereas a slight increase in concentration to 1 mM induces a co-assembly process, giving rise to large ribbon-like aggregates.

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