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Issue 8, 2011
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Self-assembled composite nano-materials exploiting a thermo reversible n-acene fibrillar scaffold and organic-capped ZnO nanoparticles

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Abstract

An organic–inorganic composite material is obtained by self-assembly of 2,3-didecyloxy-anthracene (DDOA), an organogelator of butanol, and organic-capped ZnO nanoparticles (NPs). The ligand 3, 2,3-di(6-oxy-n-hexanoic acid)-anthracene, designed to cap ZnO and interact with the DDOA nanofibers by structural similarity, improves the dispersion of the NPs into the organogel. The composite material displays mechanical properties similar to those of the pristine DDOA organogel, but gelates at a lower critical concentration and emits significantly less, even in the presence of very small amounts of ZnO NPs. The ligand 3 could also act as a relay to promote the photo-induced quenching process.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled composite nano-materials exploiting a thermo reversible n-acene fibrillar scaffold and organic-capped ZnO nanoparticles

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The article was received on 10 Aug 2010, accepted on 10 Nov 2010 and first published on 05 Jan 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02603D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 2740-2750
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    Self-assembled composite nano-materials exploiting a thermo reversible n-acene fibrillar scaffold and organic-capped ZnO nanoparticles

    R. K. Das, S. Bhat, S. Banerjee, C. Aymonier, A. Loppinet-Serani, P. Terech, U. Maitra, G. Raffy, J. Desvergne and A. Del Guerzo, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 2740
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02603D

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