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Light-responsive self-assembly of a cationic azobenzene surfactant at high concentration

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Abstract

The formation of high-concentration mesophases by a cationic azobenzene photosurfactant is described for the first time. Using a combination of polarised optical microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering, optically anisotropic, self-assembled structures with long-range order are reported. The mesophases are disrupted or lost upon UV irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Light-responsive self-assembly of a cationic azobenzene surfactant at high concentration

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Submitted
19 Aug 2020
Accepted
24 Sep 2020
First published
01 Oct 2020

This article is Open Access

Soft Matter, 2020,16, 9183-9187
Article type
Communication

Light-responsive self-assembly of a cationic azobenzene surfactant at high concentration

C. Blayo, E. A. Kelly, J. E. Houston, N. Khunti, N. P. Cowieson and R. C. Evans, Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 9183
DOI: 10.1039/D0SM01512A

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