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Self-sorted oligophenylvinylene and perylene bisimide hydrogels

Self-sorted oligophenylvinylene and perylene bisimide hydrogels

Castilla, Ana Maria ORCID: 0000-0002-5895-6190 , Draper, Emily R., Nolan, Michael C., Brasnett, Christopher ORCID: 0000-0001-9235-1673 , Seddon, Annela, Mears, Laura L. E., Cowieson, Nathan and Adams, Dave J. (2017) Self-sorted oligophenylvinylene and perylene bisimide hydrogels. Scientific Reports, 7 (1):8380. pp. 1-10. ISSN 2045-2322 (Online) (doi:

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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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: supramolecular gels; supramolecular chemistry; electrochemsitry; hydrogels
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Faculty of Engineering & Science
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2024 18:01

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