One-dimensional self-assembly of a water soluble perylene diimide molecule by pH triggered hydrogelation

Aniket Datar, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Ling Zang

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Abstract

A water soluble perylene diimide molecule has been fabricated into nanofibers via a pH triggered hydrogelation route. The one-dimensional self-assembly is dominated by the intermolecular π–π stacking interactions in concert with the hydrogen bonding between the carboxylic acid side chains. The anisotropic electronic and optical properties observed for the nanofibers are consistent with the one-dimensional intermolecular π–π arrangement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6894-6896
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume49
Issue number61
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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