The accurate molecular design of organic building blocks is of great importance for the creation of large supramolecular entities with precise dimensional organisation. Herein we report on the design of a new pyrene derivative that yields, through a hierarchical self-assembly process and in the absence of template, stable and well defined nanorods. A range of techniques have been employed in order to elucidate the structure and three dimensional packing of this pyrene derivative within the self-assembled nanorods.
El Idrissi, M., Teat, S. J., Corvini, P., Paterson, M. J., Dalgarno, S. J., & Shahgaldian, P. (2017). Template-Free Hierarchical Self-Assembly of a Pyrene Derivative into Supramolecular Nanorods. Chemical Communications, 53(12), 1973-1976. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6CC09731F