Using sugar-based additives to prolong the lifetime of air-stable radicals in self-assembled perylene bisimides

Lāce, I., Sproules, S. and Draper, E. R. (2018) Using sugar-based additives to prolong the lifetime of air-stable radicals in self-assembled perylene bisimides. ChemNanoMat, 4(8), pp. 776-780. (doi:10.1002/cnma.201800153)

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Abstract

Sugar‐based additives were introduced into self‐assembled worm‐like micelles of amino acid functionalized perylene bisimides. The solutions are then dried to form thin films and used as photoresponsive materials. The effects of the addition of dextran and sucrose on the properties of the perylene bisimide thin film are investigated using cross‐polarized light optical microscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, rheology, UV‐vis absorption spectroscopy and electrochemistry. The radical anion is stabilized by the presence of the additives in solution and in the thin films, resulting in a significantly increased lifetimes and persistent conductivity.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Draper, Emily and Sproules, Dr Stephen
Authors: Lāce, I., Sproules, S., and Draper, E. R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:ChemNanoMat
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:2199-692X
ISSN (Online):2199-692X
Published Online:26 April 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Wiley-VCH GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
First Published:First published in ChemNanoMat 4(8):776-780
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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