A three-dimensional cross-linking supramolecular polymer stabilized by the cooperative dimerization of the viologen radical cation

Cen Zhou, Jia Tian, Ji Liang Wang, Dan Wei Zhang, Xin Zhao*, Zhan Ting Li

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Simply introducing four viologen units to a tetraphenylmethane framework causes the corresponding viologen radical cation to strongly dimerize intermolecularly, with the apparent equilibrium constant being increased by at least 7600 times, which drives the tetrahedral molecule to self-assemble into a three-dimensional (3D) supramolecular architecture in water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2014

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