Self-assembly, self-sorting, and electronic properties of a diketopyrrolopyrrole hydrogelator

Draper, E. R. , Dietrich, B. and Adams, D. J. (2017) Self-assembly, self-sorting, and electronic properties of a diketopyrrolopyrrole hydrogelator. Chemical Communications, 53(11), 1864. (doi: 10.1039/C6CC10083J) (PMID:28111678)

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We show here the first example of a hydrogel formed from a symmetrically functionalised diketopyrrolopyrrole aromatic core. Gelation is triggered by change in pH. Not only does this gelator form aggregated, entangled structures at low pH, but it also forms worm-like micelles at high pH. The structures at high pH can be aligned using shear to provide conductive materials.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:DA thanks the EPSRC for a Fellowship (EP/L021978/1), which also funded ED and BD. The NMR spectrometers used for this work were funded by the EPSRC (EP/K039687/1 and EP/ C005643/1)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dietrich, Bart and Draper, Emily and Adams, Dave
Authors: Draper, E. R., Dietrich, B., and Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1364-548X
Published Online:18 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Chemical Communications 53(11):1864
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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