Two-dimensional supramolecular polymers

Vybornyi, Mykhailo; Rudnev, Alexander; Langenegger, Simon Matthias; Wandlowski, Thomas; Calzaferri, Gion; Häner, Robert (22 August 2013). Two-dimensional supramolecular polymers (Unpublished). In: APME2013. Durham, UK. 18.-22.8.2013.

One of the biggest issues of modern materials science is developing of strategies to create large and ordered assemblies in the form of discrete nanoscale objects. Oligopyrenotides (OPs) represent novel class of amphiphilic molecules which tend to self-assemble forming highly ordered structures. As has been already shown OPs are able to form 1D («rod-like») supramolecular polymer [1]. Since programmed arraying of polyaromatic hydrocarbons in structurally defined objects could offer enhanced performance over the individual components, prediction and controlling of their spatial arrangement remains challenging.
Herein we demonstrate that certain changes to design of pyrene’s molecular core allow Py3 form 2D supramolecular assemblies («nanosheets») instead of 1D. Two dimensional supramolecular polymers are attractive objects due to their exceptional properties which originate from in-plan alignment of molecular units in the sheets with constant thickness ~ 2 nm [2]. These assemblies have high degree of internal order: the interior consists of hydrophobic pyrenes and alkyl chains, whereas the exterior exists as a net of hydrophilic, negatively charged phosphates. The Py3 units are hold up by non-covalent interactions what makes these assemblies totally reversible. Moreover the polymerization occurs via nucleation-elongation mechanism. To study Py3 self-assembly, we carried out whole set of spectroscopic (UV/vis, fluorescence, DLS) and microscopic experiments (AFM)

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Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


08 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DCBP)

UniBE Contributor:

Vybornyi, Mykhailo; Rudnev, Alexander; Langenegger, Simon Matthias; Wandlowski, Thomas; Calzaferri, Gion and Häner, Robert


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




Franziska Bornhauser-Rufer

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04 Apr 2014 22:59

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04 Apr 2014 22:59


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