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Synthesis of Responsive Two-Dimensional Polymers via Self-Assembled DNA Networks

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Yu Hao, Alexander Duncan T. L., Aschauer Ulrich, Häner Robert,
Project From DNA-Assembled Oligochromophores to Supramolecular Polymers: Aromatic Oligophosphates as Versatile Building Blocks for Functional Materials
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume (Issue) 56(18)
Page(s) 5040 - 5044
Title of proceedings Angewandte Chemie International Edition
DOI 10.1002/anie.201701342

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Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)


Despite a growing interest in two-dimensional polymers, their rational synthesis remains a challenge. The solution-phase synthesis of a two-dimensional polymer is reported. A DNA-based monomer self-assembles into a supramolecular network, which is further converted into the covalently linked two-dimensional polymer by anthracene dimerization. The polymers appear as uniform monolayers, as shown by AFM and TEM imaging. Furthermore, they exhibit a pronounced solvent responsivity. The results demonstrate the value of DNA-controlled self-assembly for the formation of two-dimensional polymers in solution.