Photochemical responses of asymmetrically self-organized molecular films prepared on a water surface

S. Yamada, Y. k. Tanaka, M. Kawazu, T. Matsuo

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    Abstract

    Ultrathin polymer films incorporating amphiphilic ruthenium (II) polypyridine complex (Ru2C16B) or viologen (LPV) were prepared by casting a mixed solution on a water surface. Interfacial photoinduced energy-transfer from coumarin dye (CoD) on the glass plate to Ru2C16B in the polymer film indicated asymmetric population of Ru2C16B at a single surface of the film. Phoinduced electron-transfer from Ru2C16B to LPV across the films also verified asymmetric enrichment of these amphiphilic dyes. The results establish a novel and simple method of asymmetric self-organization of amphiphilic dyes in the thin polymer film.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)379-382
    Number of pages4
    JournalSupramolecular Science
    Volume5
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventProceedings of the 11th Toyota Conference on Nanostructured Materials in Biological and Artificial Systems - Shizuoka, Jpn
    Duration: Nov 5 1997Nov 8 1997

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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