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Self-assembled composite nano-materials exploiting a thermo reversible n-acene fibrillar scaffold and organic-capped ZnO nanoparticles

Das, Rajat K and Bhat, Shreedhar and Banerjee, Supratim and Aymonier, Cyril and Loppinet-Serani, Anne and Terech, Pierre and Maitra, Uday and Raffy, Guillaume and Desvergne, Jean-Pierre and Del Guerzo, Andre (2011) Self-assembled composite nano-materials exploiting a thermo reversible n-acene fibrillar scaffold and organic-capped ZnO nanoparticles. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (8). pp. 2740-2750.

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Abstract

An organic-inorganic composite material is obtained by self-assembly of 2,3-didecyloxy-anthracene (DDOA), an organogelator of butanol, and organic-capped ZnO nanoparticles (NPs). The ligand 3, 2,3-di(6-oxy-n-hexanoic acid)-anthracene, designed to cap ZnO and interact with the DDOA nanofibers by structural similarity, improves the dispersion of the NPs into the organogel. The composite material displays mechanical properties similar to those of the pristine DDOA organogel, but gelates at a lower critical concentration and emits significantly less, even in the presence of very small amounts of ZnO NPs. The ligand 3 could also act as a relay to promote the photo-induced quenching process.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2011 09:34
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2011 09:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36012

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