Septembre 2019. Nouvelle publication du groupe SOMaF et de l'IMMM.



Robust supramolecular nanocylinders of naphthalene diimide in water

T. Choisnet, D. Canevet, M. Sallé, E. Nicol, F. Niepceron, J. Jestin, O. Colombani.



Naphthalene-diimide (NDI)-containing nanocylinders were formed by supramolecular self-assembly in water through cooperative hydrogen bonds between bis(urea) units, reinforced by hydrophobic and aromatic-stacking interactions. The nanocylinders, decorated with poly(ethylene oxide) arms ensuring their solubility in water, exhibit a huge aspect ratio (diameter 13 nm, length 300 nm) and are extremely stable.

Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 9519-9522.