Aromatic donor-acceptor interactions in non-polar environments

Giles M. Prentice, Sofia I. Pascu, Sorin V. Filip, Kevin R. West, Dan Pantoş

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We have evaluated the strength of aromatic donor-acceptor interactions between dialkyl naphthalenediimide and dialkoxynaphthalene in non-polar environments. 1H NMR, UV-vis spectroscopy and isothermal titration calorimetry were used to characterise this interaction. We concluded that the strength of donor-acceptor interactions in heptane is sufficient to drive supramolecular assemblies in this and other aliphatic solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8265-8268
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number39
Early online date8 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2015


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