P-type low-molecular-weight hydrogelators

Draper, E. R., Dietrich, B. , Brasnett, C., Sproules, S. , McDonald, T. O., Seddon, A. M. and Adams, D. J. (2018) P-type low-molecular-weight hydrogelators. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 39(17), 1700746. (doi:10.1002/marc.201700746) (PMID:29333741)

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Abstract

As the use of low-molecular-weight gelators (LMWGs) as components in single and multicomponent systems for optoelectronic and solar cell applications increases, so does the need for more functional gelators. There are relatively few examples of p-type gelators that can be used in such systems. Here, the synthesis and characterization of three amino-acid-functionalized p-type gelators based on terthiophene, tetrathiafulvalene, and oligo(phenylenevinylene) are described. The cores of these molecules are already used as electron donors in optoelectronic applications. These newly designed molecules can gel water to form highly organized structures, which can be dried into thin films that show p-type behavior.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:E.R.D. thanks the Leverhulme Trust for an Early Career fellowship (ECR-2017-223) and the University of Glasgow for a LKAS Leadership Award. The Ganesha X-ray scattering apparatus used for this research was purchased under EPSRC Grant “Atoms to Applications” (Grant ref. EP/ K035746/1).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dietrich, Bart and Sproules, Dr Stephen and Draper, Emily and Adams, Dave
Authors: Draper, E. R., Dietrich, B., Brasnett, C., Sproules, S., McDonald, T. O., Seddon, A. M., and Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1022-1336
ISSN (Online):1521-3927
Published Online:15 January 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.
First Published:First published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications 39(17):1700746
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