Highly stable dimers are formed in solution and in the solid state by a class of readily synthesized, self-complementary building blocks for supramolecular chemistry, which associate through a donor-acceptor-donor-acceptor array of four hydrogen-bonding sites. An additional intramolecular hydrogen bond in the compound whose crystal structure is shown on the right preorganizes the molecule for dimerization.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Crystal engineering
- Hydrogen bonds
- Supra-molecular chemistry