The use of the oligomer approach to produce materials with well-defined properties is playing an important role for the new soft materials. It makes easier the design, synthesis and characterisation of the defined molecules to build and tailor hierarchical structures. But, before to start to tune the molecular structure of your favourite oligomer, it’s worthy to do an analysis of the following aspects:

  • Which type of structural and electronic changes are going to  happen into the  new molecule?
  • How does it going to affect the properties you might want to investigate?
  • New properties can be observed?
  • How is the new functionality of the molecule going to affect the crystalline packing of the material?