Controlled Self-Assembly of Organic Nanowires and Platelets Using Dipolar and Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions

Jordan, B. J., Ofir, Y., Patra, D., Caldwell, S. T. , Kennedy, A., Joubanian, S., Rabani, G., Cooke, G. and Rotello, V. M. (2008) Controlled Self-Assembly of Organic Nanowires and Platelets Using Dipolar and Hydrogen-Bonding Interactions. Small, 4(11), pp. 2074-2078. (doi:10.1002/smll.200800811)

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Abstract

Synergistic dipole-dipole and hydrogen-bonding interactions are used to assemble nanostructured materials. Precipitation of a hydrogen-bonding donor-acceptor molecule 8-[[p-[bis(ethyl)amino]phenyl]azo]-isobutylflavin (ABFL) yields nanowires approximate to 50-150 nm in diameter and lengths of several millimeters. Precipitation of the non-hydrogen-bonding analog, methylated ABFL (MABFL), generates micrometer-sized hexagonal platelets that are 5-10 mu m in length, 1-5 mu m in width, and 0.1-0.5 mu m thick. The structural similarity of the two molecules allows intermediate morphologies to be formed via co-precipitation. Doping experiments demonstrate efficient control over nanowire length and diameter due to the disruption of the hydrogen bonding within the nanowires.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:ARCHITECTURES dipoles EFFICIENT FABRICATION HYDROGEN hydrogen bonding MOLECULE MOLECULES NANOMATERIALS NANORIBBONS NANOSTRUCTURES NANOWIRES PERYLENE BISIMIDE DYES POLYMERIZATION SELF-ASSEMBLIES self-assembly SEMICONDUCTOR SIMILARITY SINGLE-CRYSTALLINE
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Caldwell, Dr Stuart and Cooke, Professor Graeme and Rabani, Dr Gouher
Authors: Jordan, B. J., Ofir, Y., Patra, D., Caldwell, S. T., Kennedy, A., Joubanian, S., Rabani, G., Cooke, G., and Rotello, V. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Small
ISSN:1613-6810

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