Molecular ribbons from molecular recognition directed self-assembly of self-complementary molecular components

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

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Abstract

The programmed self-association of the self-complementary nucleotide-like pyrimidinone 5 and pyrimidinedione 6, generates, as predicted, organized supramolecular ribbons. The crystal structure of such a species has been determined. A similar entity is obtained from the pyrimidinetriamine 12 with solvent participation, giving a quadruply hydrogen-bonded ribbon, whose crystal structure has also been determined. These processes give access to the designed generation of organized arrays of functional substituents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-467
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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