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New Fluorescent Amide-Functionalized Phenylethynylthiophene Low Molecular Weight Gelator

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posted on 2006-02-02, 00:00 authored by Chia-Chen Tsou, Shih-Sheng Sun
An amide-functionalized phenylethynylthiophene gelator has been synthesized. Self-assembly of this molecule via cooperative hydrogen bonding and π-stacking induced gelation of a variety of organic solvents. The presence of aggregates was confirmed by concentration-dependent absorption and fluorescence properties. SEM and TEM studies reveal the formation of fiberlike nanostructure.