To bend or not to bend-are heteroatom interactions within conjugated molecules effective in dictating conformation and planarity?

Gary Conboy, Howard J. Spencer, Enrico Angioni, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Neil J. Findlay, Simon J. Coles, Claire Wilson, Mateusz B. Pitak, Chad Risko, Veaceslav Coropceanu, Jean Luc Brédas, Peter J. Skabara

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    Abstract

    We consider the roles of heteroatoms (mainly nitrogen, the halogens and the chalcogens) in dictating the conformation of linear conjugated molecules and polymers through non-covalent intramolecular interactions. Whilst hydrogen bonding is a competitive and sometimes more influential interaction, we provide unambiguous evidence that heteroatoms are able to determine the conformation of such materials with reasonable predictability.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)333-339
    Number of pages7
    JournalMaterials Horizons
    Volume3
    Issue number4
    Early online date26 Apr 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

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