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Research Data supporting "Self-Sorted, Random, and Block Supramolecular Copolymers via Sequence Controlled, Multicomponent Self-Assembly"

A. Sarkar; R. Sasmal; C. Empereur-mot; D. Bochicchio; S. V. K. Kompella; K. Sharma; S. Dhiman; B. Sundaram; S. S. Agasti; G. M. Pavan; S. J. George

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A. Sarkar, R. Sasmal, C. Empereur-mot, D. Bochicchio, S. V. K. Kompella, K. Sharma, S. Dhiman, B. Sundaram*, S. S. Agasti*, G. M. Pavan* and S. J. George*
“Self-Sorted, Random and Block Supramolecular Co-polymers via Sequence Controlled, Multicomponent Self-Assembly”
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 7606-7617

Multicomponent supramolecular copolymerization promises to construct complex nanostructures with emergent properties. However, even with two monomeric components, various possible outcomes such as self-sorted supramolecular homopolymers, a random (statistical) supramolecular copolymer, an alternate supramolecular copolymer, or a complex supramolecular block copolymer can occur, determined by their intermolecular interactions and monomer exchange dynamics and hence structural prediction is extremely challenging. Herein, we target this challenge and demonstrate unprecedented two-component sequence controlled supramolecular copolymerization by manipulating thermodynamic and kinetic routes in the pathway complexity of selfassembly of the constitutive monomers. Extensive molecular dynamics simulations provided useful mechanistic insights into the monomer exchange rates and free energy of interactions between the monomers that dictate the self-assembly pathway and sequence. The fluorescent nature of core-substituted naphthalene diimide monomers has been further utilized to characterize the three sequences via Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM).

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