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 - Jan 1 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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