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
    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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