Liquid crystalline microspheres of azobenzene amphiphiles formed by thermally induced pH changes in binary water-hydrolytic ionic liquid media

Tejwant Singh Kang, Masa Aki Morikawa, Nobuo Kimizuka

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    Abstract

    Anionic azobenzene-containing bilayered membranes dispersed in binary water-ionic liquid (IL) media undergo proton-responsive transformation into liquid crystalline microspheres (LCMs). This transformation was induced by protons released by the heat-induced hydrolysis of tetrafluoroborate ions in the ILs. This work demonstrates the first beneficial use of hydrolysis-susceptible ILs in chemistry.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5459-5462
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemical Communications
    Volume55
    Issue number38
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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