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Aryl amphiphile shape-directors for shape-controlled synthesis of organic semiconductor particles

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Abstract

Currently, shape- and size-controlled synthesis of organic micro- and nano-particles mostly relies on aliphatic amphiphiles, which lack the structural diversity to provide tunable amphiphile–particle facet interaction energies and result in a limited range of particle shapes. Herein we report the design, synthesis, and utilization of two novel aryl amphiphiles as shape-directors (ShaDs) to obtain particles of different shape. By changing the ShaDs aryl hydrophobe structure, 9,10-diphenylanthracene microcrystals of different shape were obtained with greater than 90% shape yield.

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The article was received on 28 Nov 2018, accepted on 07 Jan 2019 and first published on 07 Jan 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09405E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article
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    Aryl amphiphile shape-directors for shape-controlled synthesis of organic semiconductor particles

    D. K. Jones, B. Kerwin, W. Zhao and N. Gavvalapalli, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09405E

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