Université de Neuchâtel

Self-organisation of dodeca-dendronized fullerene into supramolecular discs and helical columns containing a nanowire-like core

Guerra, Sebastiano ; Iehl, Julien ; Holler, Michel ; Peterca, Mihai ; Wilson, Daniela A ; Partridge, Benjamin E ; Zhang, Shaodong ; Deschenaux, Robert ; Nierengarten, Jean-Francois ; Percec, Virgil

In: Chemical Science, 2015, vol. 6, no. 6, p. 3393-3401

Twelve chiral and achiral self-assembling dendrons have been grafted onto a [60]fullerene hexa-adduct core by copper-catalyzed alkyne azide "click" cycloaddition. The structure adopted by these compounds was determined by the self-assembling peripheral dendrons. These twelve dendrons mediate the self-organisation of the dendronized [60]fullerene into a disc-shaped structure containing the...