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Title: Kinetically controlled assembly of a spirocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon into polyhedral micro/nanocrystals
Authors: Lin, Zongqiong
Sun, Peng-Ju
Tay, Yee Yan
Liang, Jing
Liu, Yi
Shi, Nai-En
Xie, Linghai
Yi, Ming-Dong
Qian, Yan
Fan, Qu-Li
Zhang, Hua
Hng, Huey Hoon
Ma, Jan
Zhang, Qichun
Huang, Wei
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Lin, Z.-Q., Sun, P.-J., Tay, Y. Y., Liang, J., Liu, Y., Shi, N.-E., et al. (2012). Kinetically controlled assembly of a spirocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon into polyhedral micro/nanocrystals. ACS nano, 6(6), 5309-5319.
Series/Report no.: ACS nano
Abstract: Nonplane molecules with multiple large aromatic planes could be promising candidates to form various polyhedral micro/nanocrystals by manipulating the different π···π stacking, tuning the cohesive energies of crystal facets, and controlling the kinetic growth process. Spirocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (SAHs) not only have two cross-shaped aromatic planes but also offer the feature of supramolecular steric hindrance, making it favorable for the heterogeneous kinetic growth into highly symmetric polyhedra. Herein, we report that a novel SAH compound, spiro[fluorene-9,7′-dibenzo[c,h]acridine]-5′-one (SFDBAO), can self-assemble into various monodispersed shapes such as hexahedra, octahedra, and decahedra through the variation of either different types of surfactants, such as Pluronic 123 (P123) and cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB), or growth parameters. In addition, the possible mechanism of crystal facet growth has been proposed according to the SEM, XRD, TEM, and SAED characterization of organic polyhedral micro/nanocrystals. The unique cruciform-shaped SAHs have been demonstrated as fascinating supramolecular synthons for various highly symmetric polyhedral assembling.
ISSN: 1936-0851
DOI: 10.1021/nn3011398
Rights: © 2012 American Chemical Society.
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