Diverse self-assembly in soluble oligoazaacenes: A microscopy study

Gary J. Richards, Jonathan P. Hill, Ken Okamoto, Atsuomi Shundo, Misaho Akada, Mark R.J. Elsegood, Toshiyuki Mori, Katsuhiko Ariga

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Abstract

The synthesis and morphologies of self-assembled aggregates of novel oligoazapentacene 2 and oligoazaheptacene 3 derivatives are reported. Double nucleophilic substitution on 2,3-dicyano-[Hj]-dibenzo-1,4,5,10- te1raazaanthracene 4 gives the corresponding dihydro-oligoacene derivatives, which were then N-alkylated using n-dodecyl bromide to yield self-assembling acene molecules. 2 and 3 self-assemble in solution, leading to a variety of aggregated structures including rolled-up sheets, foams, and fibrous structures reminiscent of organogels. These structures are of substantial interest because of their potential electronic properties and because individual fibers can be "exfoliated". Structures of the aggregates are discussed. Additionally, the crystal structure of precursor 4 is reported because it gives information regarding the intermolecular interactions (hydrogen bonding and intermolecular stacking) in similar compounds. Crystal data for 4: space group P2(1)/n, a = 9.3164(17) Å, b = 7.0649(13) Å, c = 23.684(4) Å, α = 90.00°, β = 99.945(3)°, γ = 90.00°, and V = 1535.4(5)Å3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8408-8413
Number of pages6
JournalLangmuir
Volume25
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Self assembly
self assembly
Microscopic examination
microscopy
Derivatives
assembling
Bromides
foams
Electronic properties
Foams
bromides
Hydrogen bonds
Substitution reactions
Crystal structure
substitutes
Crystals
crystal structure
Molecules
fibers
Fibers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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Richards, G. J., Hill, J. P., Okamoto, K., Shundo, A., Akada, M., Elsegood, M. R. J., ... Ariga, K. (2009). Diverse self-assembly in soluble oligoazaacenes: A microscopy study. Langmuir, 25(15), 8408-8413. https://doi.org/10.1021/la8041633

Diverse self-assembly in soluble oligoazaacenes : A microscopy study. / Richards, Gary J.; Hill, Jonathan P.; Okamoto, Ken; Shundo, Atsuomi; Akada, Misaho; Elsegood, Mark R.J.; Mori, Toshiyuki; Ariga, Katsuhiko.

In: Langmuir, Vol. 25, No. 15, 04.08.2009, p. 8408-8413.

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Richards, GJ, Hill, JP, Okamoto, K, Shundo, A, Akada, M, Elsegood, MRJ, Mori, T & Ariga, K 2009, 'Diverse self-assembly in soluble oligoazaacenes: A microscopy study', Langmuir, vol. 25, no. 15, pp. 8408-8413. https://doi.org/10.1021/la8041633
Richards GJ, Hill JP, Okamoto K, Shundo A, Akada M, Elsegood MRJ et al. Diverse self-assembly in soluble oligoazaacenes: A microscopy study. Langmuir. 2009 Aug 4;25(15):8408-8413. https://doi.org/10.1021/la8041633
Richards, Gary J. ; Hill, Jonathan P. ; Okamoto, Ken ; Shundo, Atsuomi ; Akada, Misaho ; Elsegood, Mark R.J. ; Mori, Toshiyuki ; Ariga, Katsuhiko. / Diverse self-assembly in soluble oligoazaacenes : A microscopy study. In: Langmuir. 2009 ; Vol. 25, No. 15. pp. 8408-8413.
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