Synfacts 2009(7): 0738-0738  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1217212
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Nanowires

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Mindy Levine
J. Luo, T. Lei, L. Wang, Y. Ma*, Y. Cao, J. Wang*, J. Pei*
Peking University, Beijing and South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, P. R. of China
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Publication Date:
22 June 2009 (online)


The self-assembly of low molecular weight building blocks into supramolecular polymers has applications for the fabrication of optoelectronic materials. Self-assembly of compound 2 via triple-hydrogen bonding of the carboxylic acid moieties leads to highly fluorescent, uniform nanowires. The use of a shape-persistent three-dimensional backbone leads to a high solid-state quantum yield of 22%.