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Air-stable photoconductive films formed from perylene bisimide gelators

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We show that amino acid-PBIs can form one-dimensional structures at high pH and then gels at low pH. Both the dried solutions and dried gels are photoconductive. Interestingly, photoconductivity of these materials requires that the incident light has a wavelength shorter than 400 nm, in stark contrast with the absorption maxima of the PBIs. The photoconductivity correlates with the formation of the perylene radical anion, which is unusually highly stable in air for many hours.

Graphical abstract: Air-stable photoconductive films formed from perylene bisimide gelators

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The article was received on 14 Apr 2014, accepted on 28 May 2014 and first published on 28 May 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4TC00744A
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Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 5570-5575
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    Air-stable photoconductive films formed from perylene bisimide gelators

    E. R. Draper, J. J. Walsh, T. O. McDonald, M. A. Zwijnenburg, P. J. Cameron, A. J. Cowan and D. J. Adams, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 5570
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TC00744A

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