Ionically self-assembled, multi-luminophore one-dimensional micro- and nanoscale aggregates of thiacarbocyanine GUMBOS
Groups of uniform materials based on organic salts (GUMBOS), derived from thiacarbocyanine (TC)-based dyes with increasing methyne chain lengths, were prepared through a single-step metathesis reaction between the iodide form of the TC dye and lithium bis(perfluoroethylsulfonyl)imide as the lipophilic anion source. Ionic self-assembly of these fluorescent hydrophobic GUMBOS resulted in aqueous dispersions of one-dimensional micro- and nanoscale molecular aggregates. Blended binary and ternary aggregates containing multiple TC GUMBOS were also prepared. These nanostructures exhibited a variety of aspect ratios, affording tunable Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) and aggregation-dependent spectroscopic properties. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
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Journal of Physical Chemistry C
De Rooy, S., Das, S., Li, M., El-Zahab, B., Jordan, A., Lodes, R., Weber, A., Chandler, L., Baker, G., & Warner, I. (2012). Ionically self-assembled, multi-luminophore one-dimensional micro- and nanoscale aggregates of thiacarbocyanine GUMBOS. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (14), 8251-8260. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp3007848