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

Conboy, G. et al. (2016) To bend or not to bend – are heteroatom interactions within conjugated molecules effective in dictating conformation and planarity? Materials Horizons, 3(4), pp. 333-339. (doi:10.1039/c6mh00051g)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:P. J. S. thanks the Royal Society for a Wolfson Research Merit Award, E. A. and P. J. S. the European Commission (Marie Curie Action of FP7, Grant No: PIRSES-GA-2013-612670) and A. L. K. the EPSRC for funding (EP/I029141). J. L. B. and V. C. acknowledge generous support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. We thank Diamond Light Source for the allocation of beam time MT8521 on beamline I19 and acknowledge the EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility (NMSF) at Swansea University for HRMS.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson, Dr Claire and Skabara, Professor Peter and Findlay, Mr Neil and Angioni, Mr Enrico
Authors: Conboy, G., Spencer, H. J., Angioni, E., Kanibolotsky, A. L., Findlay, N. J., Coles, S. J., Wilson, C., Pitak, M. B., Risko, C., Coropceanu, V., Brédas, J.-L., and Skabara, P. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Materials Horizons
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:2051-6347
ISSN (Online):2051-6355
Published Online:26 April 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Materials Horizons, 3:333-339
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a creative commons license

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