Economical design in noncovalent nanoscale synthesis: Diverse photofunctional nanostructures based on a single covalent building block

Galina Golubkov, Haim Weissman, Elijah Shirman, Sharon G. Wolf, Iddo Pinkas, Boris Rybtchinski

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Four from one: Nanoscale ribbons, tubes, vesicles, and platelets can be formed from the self-assembly of a single covalent unit, which is based on an amphiphilic perylene diimide functionalized with a terpyridine ligand (see picture). The assembly diversity arises from the encoding of multiple inputs through hydrophobic interactions and metal coordination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-930
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 19 2009



  • Aggregation
  • Light harvesting
  • Nanostructures
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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