Self-sorted Oligophenylvinylene and Perylene Bisimide Hydrogels

Castilla, Ana M, Draper, Emily R, Nolan, Michael C ORCID: 0000-0002-7382-1999, Brasnett, Christopher, Seddon, Annela, Mears, Laura LE ORCID: 0000-0001-7558-9399, Cowieson, Nathan and Adams, Dave J
(2017) Self-sorted Oligophenylvinylene and Perylene Bisimide Hydrogels. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7 (1). 8380-.

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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
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2019 13:35
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:00
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08644-0
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