Molecular recognition directed self-assembly of ordered supramolecular strands by cocrystallization of complementary molecular components

Jean Marie Lehn, Mark Mascal, André Decian, Jean Fischer

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The interaction of two suitably designed complementary ditopic molecular components (1,2) and (3,4) generates spontaneously an organized supramolecular architecture displaying molecular sorting and orientation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


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