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Frontispiece: Solvent Geometry Regulated Cooperative Supramolecular Polymerization

Frontispiece: Solvent Geometry Regulated Cooperative Supramolecular Polymerization
Haridas Kar, Suhrit Ghosh, Goutam Ghosh
In the present examples of self-assembly of a naphthalene–diimide building block, linear hydrocarbon solvents directly participate in the nucleation step owing to a geometry allowed, favorable mixing with peripheral alkyl chains of the monomer, which leads to a cooperative supramolecular polymerization pathway. In sharp contrast, lack of such efficient nucleation leads to ill-defined polymerization pathway in cyclic hydrocarbons. However, in the presence of a small amount of additive (preformed fiber in linear alkanes), cooperative polymerization pathway could be retrieved even in cyclic alkanes. For more information, see the Full Paper by S. Ghosh et al. on page 10536 ff.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201784463

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