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Light-controlled self-assembly of a dithienylethene bolaamphiphile in water

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Abstract

The self-assembly of bolaamphiphiles comprised of a central photochromic dithienylethene (DTE) chromophore was investigated in aqueous media. Irradiation at 254 nm induced a conversion from the open to closed states of the DTE chromophores. Whereas, in water, irradiation produced a photostationary state of 20 : 80 (open/closed), in methanol the ratio improved to 10 : 90 (open/closed). The open → closed transition was accompanied by the formation of 1D nanofibers during incubation in darkness.

Graphical abstract: Light-controlled self-assembly of a dithienylethene bolaamphiphile in water

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Submitted
04 Jun 2020
Accepted
19 Jun 2020
First published
19 Jun 2020

Dalton Trans., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

Light-controlled self-assembly of a dithienylethene bolaamphiphile in water

C. Creemer, H. Kilic, K. S. Lee, N. Saracoglu and J. R. Parquette, Dalton Trans., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0DT02001J

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