We consider the roles of heteroatoms (mainly nitrogen, the halogens and the chalcogens) in dictating the conformation of linear conjugated molecules and polymers through non-covalent intramolecular interactions. Whilst hydrogen bonding is a competitive and sometimes more influential interaction, we provide unambiguous evidence that heteroatoms are able to determine the conformation of such materials with reasonable predictability.
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jul 2016|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science (all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering