Molecular Coplanarity and Self-Assembly Promoted by Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonds. Academic Article uri icon


  • Active conformational control is realized in a conjugated system using intramolecular hydrogen bonds to achieve tailored molecular, supramolecular, and solid-state properties. The hydrogen bonding functionalities are fused to the backbone and precisely preorganized to enforce a fully coplanar conformation of the -system, leading to short - stacking distances, controllable molecular self-assembly, and solid-state growth of one-dimensional nano-/microfibers. This investigation demonstrates the efficiency and significance of an intramolecular noncovalent approach in promoting conformational control and self-assembly of organic molecules.

published proceedings

  • Org Lett

altmetric score

  • 2.95

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhu, C., Mu, A. U., Lin, Y., Guo, Z., Yuan, T., Wheeler, S. E., & Fang, L.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Zhu, Congzhi||Mu, Anthony U||Lin, Yen-Hao||Guo, Zi-Hao||Yuan, Tianyu||Wheeler, Steven E||Fang, Lei

publication date

  • December 2016