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Title: Observation of Supramolecular Chirality in a Hierarchically Self-Assembled Mixed-Stack Charge-Transfer Complex
Authors: Krishnan, S B
Gopidas, K R
Keywords: charge transfer
donor– acceptor systems
supramolecular chemistry
Issue Date: 18-Jul-2017
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Chemistry - A European Journal, 23(40):9600–9606
Abstract: Supramolecular chirality was observed in a charge-transfer (CT) complex formed by self-assembly of bcyclodextrin-linked pyrene and adamantane-linked pyromellitic diimide in water. In the complex, the pyrene–pyromellitic diimide CT interaction is reinforced several-fold by the strong b-cyclodextrin–adamantane inclusion binding interaction, as confirmed by 1H NMR, absorption, fluorescence and isothermal titration calorimetry studies. The CT complex exhibited high stability, as inferred from the temperature-dependent absorption and NMR studies. The CT absorption band exhibited a positive Cotton effect indicative of supramolecular chirality for the complex. Twisted fibres were observed in TEM, AFM, and SEM experiments. A mechanism involving synergistic binding interactions leading to 2D sheets, followed by twisting of the sheet, is proposed for the formation of twisted fibres. This system offers a chance to investigate a combination of supramolecular CT and supramolecular chirality and explore their synergistic effects.
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