Amphiphilic Design for Supramolecular Materials with Opto-Electronic Functions
Amphiphiles are a very important class of molecules given the impact they have had in fields of biology and chemistry. The basic design of these molecules is still an inspiration to newer applications and with that theme in mind we have summarized in this chapter various chromophoric amphiphiles and their application in studying either electronic or optical functionality. Though the further division is based on chromophore type, various subthemes emerge across the text that include non-dynamicity, the propensity to form ordered phases, the adaptable nano morphology and compartmentalization. These features can either be used separately or in tandem to yield materials with interesting properties and that is what we have tried to exemplify.