Anions stabilize stacking of C 5-symmetric macrocycles, called cyanostars, into dimers in solution and herein we demonstrate this stacking in solid-state crystals. We further show that this guest binding can be applied as a route to bilayer growth at the solution–graphite interface. © Partner Organisations 2014.
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Hirsch, B., Lee, S., Qiao, B., Chen, C., McDonald, K., Tait, S., & Flood, A. (2014). Anion-induced dimerization of 5-fold symmetric cyanostars in 3D crystalline solids and 2D self-assembled crystals. Chemical Communications, 50 (69), 9827-9830. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cc03725a