Self-complementarity achieved through quadruple hydrogen bonding

F.H. Beijer, H. Kooijman, A.L. Spek, R.P. Sijbesma, E.W. Meijer

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Crystal engineering
  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Supra-molecular chemistry

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