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Template directed synthesis of nanostructured phthalocyanine thin films

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Abstract

Nanosphere templating is used to prepare three-dimensionally ordered macroporous copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) thin films. The films consist of large domains that exhibit a well-defined 3D interconnected network of pores. We show that the films can be grown on a range of substrates including glass, glass coated with indium tin oxide (ITO), and substrates pre-coated with a continuous 2D CuPc layer. The results demonstrate that controlled nanostructuring of molecular materials is possible, and open up exciting possibilities for applications in areas such as organic photovoltaics.

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The article was received on 31 May 2007, accepted on 02 Aug 2007 and first published on 22 Aug 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B708301G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2007,17, 3773-3776
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    Template directed synthesis of nanostructured phthalocyanine thin films

    M. A. McLachlan, D. W. McComb, S. Berhanu and T. S. Jones, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 3773
    DOI: 10.1039/B708301G

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