Sequence-complementarity dependent co-assembly of phosphodiester-linked aromatic donor-acceptor trimers

Nadeema Appukutti, Alex H de Vries, Prashant G Gudeangadi, Bini R Claringbold, Michelle D Garrett, Michael R Reithofer, Christopher J Serpell*

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We have created sequenced phosphoester-linked trimers of aromatic donor/acceptors which participate in charge-transfer interactions. Each sequence displays characteristic self-assembly, and complementary sequences interact with each other to produce new nanostructures and thermochromism. This paves the way towards new functional nanomaterials which make bio-analogous use of sequence to tune structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12200-12203
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Issue number87
Early online date14-Oct-2022
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2022

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