Metric engineering in hybrid perfluorocarbon-hydrocarbon cocrystals

Luca Catalano, Pierangelo Metrangolo (Corresponding Author), Tullio Pilati, Giuseppe Resnati (Corresponding Author), Giancarlo Terraneo, Maurizio Ursini

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A small library of 1:1 cocrystals formed on halogen bonding driven self-assembly of α,ω-diiodoperfluoroalkanes with pyridine derivatives is synthesized and characterized through single crystal X-ray analyses. A strict correlation exists between the metrics of the starting tectons and the metrics of the self-assembled architectures. The pitch along the infinite chains, formed on XB driven self-assembly, and the thickness of the fluorocarbon layers, formed due to perfluorocarbon/hydrocarbon segregation, both correlate with the number of difluoromethylene groups in diiodoperfluoroalkanes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Fluorine Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • self-assembly
  • halogen bonding
  • cocrystals
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • perfluoroalkanes

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