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Self-sorted Oligophenylvinylene and Perylene Bisimide Hydrogels

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08644-0 DOI Help

Authors: Ana M. Castilla (University of Liverpool) , Emily R. Draper (University of Liverpool) , Michael C. Nolan (University of Liverpool) , Christopher Brasnett (University of Bristol) , Annela Seddon (University of Bristol) , Laura L. E. Mears (University of Liverpool) , Nathan Cowieson (Diamond Light Source) , Dave Adams (University of Liverpool; University of Glasgow)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Scientific Reports , VOL 7

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2017
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 12731

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Abstract: 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.

Journal Keywords: Gels and hydrogels; Organic molecules in materials science

Subject Areas: Chemistry

Instruments: B21-High Throughput SAXS