Self-sorted oligophenylvinylene and perylene bisimide hydrogels

Castilla, A. M., Draper, E. R. , Nolan, M. C., Brasnett, C., Seddon, A., Mears, L. L.E., Cowieson, N. and Adams, D. J. (2017) Self-sorted oligophenylvinylene and perylene bisimide hydrogels. Scientific Reports, 7, 8380. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08644-0) (PMID:28827598) (PMCID:PMC5566499)

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Abstract

We describe two component hydrogels with networks composed of self-sorted fibres. The component gelators are based on 1,4-distyrylbenzene (OPV3) and perylene bisimide (PBI) units. Self-sorted gels can be formed by a slow decrease in pH, which leads to sequential assembly. We demonstrate self-sorting by NMR, rheology and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). Photoconductive xerogels can be prepared by drying these gels. The wavelength response of the xerogel is different to that of the PBI alone.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Dave and Draper, Emily and Nolan, Mr Michael
Authors: Castilla, A. M., Draper, E. R., Nolan, M. C., Brasnett, C., Seddon, A., Mears, L. L.E., Cowieson, N., and Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Scientific Reports
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:2045-2322
ISSN (Online):2045-2322
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Scientific Reports 7: 8380
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
768041Multicomponent Supramolecular HydrogelsDave AdamsEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/L021978/2SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY