Nanofibril self-assembly of an arylene ethynylene macrocycle

Kaushik Balakrishnan, Aniket Datar, Wei Zhang, Xiaomei Yang, Tammene Naddo, Jialing Huang, Jianmin Zuo, Max Yen, Jeffrey S. Moore, Ling Zang

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Nanofibril structures have been fabricated from an arylene ethynylene macrocycle (AEM), which consists of a square frame corner-joined by four carbazole moieties. The fabrication was performed through a gelating process by cooling a warm, homogeneous solution in cyclohexane at high temperature (e.g., 100 °C) to room temperature. During the gelation, the molecules become organized, with optimal π-π stacking in cooperation with the side-chain association. The favorable π-π stacking facilitates the 1D growth of molecular assembly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6576-6577
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 24 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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