A stable single piece of unimolecularly π-stacked porphyrin aggregate in a thixotropic low molecular weight gel: A one-dimensional molecular template for polydiacetylene wiring up to several tens of micrometers in length

Michihiro Shirakawa, Norifumi Fujita, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

An amide-type copper porphyrin gelator having alkyldiacetylene tethers gives very transparent gel in Decalin, and the gel shows unique thixotropic behavior. One-dimensional aggregates generated in the gel act as templates for unimolecularly segregated polydiacetylene wiring upon UV irradiation on the surface. The polymerization along the aggregation goes to at least several micrometers long.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4164-4165
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume127
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 30 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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