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Formation of a supramolecular chromophore: a spectroscopic and theoretical study

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Abstract

Spectroscopic and theoretical investigations of the self-assembly of a particular 1,3,5-benzene trisamide-based low molecular weight hydrogelator are described. This trisamide is pH-sensitive, and surprisingly forms a photoluminescent supramolecular hydrogel. Controlled gel formation in combination with the luminescence properties allows studying the self-assembly process in detail. The experimental results are confirmed by Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations, revealing that the photoluminescence originates from the formation of a supramolecular chromophore.

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Submitted
20 Sep 2011
Accepted
08 Nov 2011
First published
22 Nov 2011

Soft Matter, 2012,8, 66-69
Article type
Communication

Formation of a supramolecular chromophore: a spectroscopic and theoretical study

A. Bernet, R. Q. Albuquerque, M. Behr, S. T. Hoffmann and H. Schmidt, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 66 DOI: 10.1039/C1SM06789C

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