Controlled self-assembly of functional metal octaethylporphyrin 1D nanowires by solution-phase precipitative method

So, M.-H., Roy, V.A.L. , Xu, Z.-X., Chui, S. S.-Y., Yuen, M.-Y., Ho, C.-M. and Che, C.-M. (2008) Controlled self-assembly of functional metal octaethylporphyrin 1D nanowires by solution-phase precipitative method. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 3(11), pp. 1968-1978. (doi: 10.1002/asia.200800162) (PMID:18767102)

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Abstract

Metal octaethylporphyrin M(OEP) (M=Ni, Cu, Zn, Pd, Ag, and Pt) nanowires are fabricated by a simple solution‐phase precipitative method. By controlling the composition of solvent mixtures, the diameters and lengths of the nanowires can be varied from 20 to 70 nm and 0.4 to 10 μm, respectively. The Ag(OEP) nanowires have lengths up to 10 μm and diameters of 20–70 nm. For the M(OEP) nanowires, the growth orientation and packing of M(OEP) molecules are examined by powder XRD and SAED measurements, revealing that these M(OEP) nanowires are formed by the self‐assembly of M(OEP) molecules through intermolecular π⋅⋅⋅π interactions along the π⋅⋅⋅π stacking axis, and the M2+ ion plays a key role in the nanowire formation. Using the bottom contact field effect transistor structure and a simple drop‐cast method, a single‐crystal M(OEP) nanowires‐based field effect transistor can be readily prepared with prominent hole transporting behaviour and charge‐carrier mobility up to 10−3–10−2 cm2 V−1 s−1 for holes, which are 10 times higher than that of vacuum‐deposited M(OEP) organic thin‐film transistors (OTFTs).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vellaisamy, Professor Roy
Authors: So, M.-H., Roy, V.A.L., Xu, Z.-X., Chui, S. S.-Y., Yuen, M.-Y., Ho, C.-M., and Che, C.-M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:Chemistry: An Asian Journal
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1861-4728
ISSN (Online):1861-471X
Published Online:02 September 2008

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