Nano-thin 2D Soft Materials – Design Principles and Prospects

Vybornyi, Mykhailo; Yu, Hao; Häner, Robert (2019). Nano-thin 2D Soft Materials – Design Principles and Prospects. CHIMIA, 73(6), pp. 468-472. Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft 10.2533/chimia.2019.468

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Established less than a decade ago, the fascinating field of two-dimensional (2D) soft materials is advancing continuously towards widespread recognition. After demonstrating the feasibility of obtaining nano-thin supramolecular sheets and morphologically related tubular objects, considerable efforts are undertaken to explore the functional potential of soft nanosheets. Self-assembly is a major tool for the controlled formation of nanometer sized 2D objects. In this account, we share our current understanding of the structural requirements to direct the self-assembly of water-soluble, negatively charged oligomers in 2D. The discussion covers some promising areas of utilization such as the reporting of weak mechanical perturbations, the assembly of light-harvesting antennae, the transfer of excitation energy and the polymerization of pre-organized assemblies. The systems presented in this work illustrate the potential of 2D supramolecular materials as complementary systems to their covalent counterparts.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry

UniBE Contributor:

Häner, Robert

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry

ISSN:

0009-4293

Publisher:

Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Robert Häner

Date Deposited:

07 Aug 2019 09:22

Last Modified:

07 Aug 2019 09:22

Publisher DOI:

10.2533/chimia.2019.468

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.132376

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/132376

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