Halogen-Bond-Mediated Self-Assembly of Polymer–Resorcinarene Complexes

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  • Oakland University


A new supramolecular system based on halogen-bonded macromolecular substances is presented. Binding and complex formation between a halogen bond acceptor N-benzyl ammonium resorcinarene bromide and a library of polymeric halogen bond donors based on iodotetrafluorophenoxy functionality is shown. The complex formation was confirmed in liquid state by dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy. Spectroscopic measurements in the solid state verify the halogen bonding. In particular, the study shows that both homopolymers and polyethylene glycol block copolymers act as effective halogen bond donors leading to polymer-architecture-dependent complex morphologies.


Original languageEnglish
Article number1900158
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • halogen bonding, Raman spectroscopy, resorcinarene, reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization, supramolecular self-assembly

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