Fluorescence vesicles by self-assembly of oligo(biphenylene vinylene) bolaamphiphiles in n-hexane

In Wook Hwang, Yong Rok Kim

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Self-assembly of an oligo(biphenylene vinylene); OBPV bolaamphiphile with two polar coils of significantly long poly(propylene oxide); PPO (n = 21) at each end generated a fluorescent vesicle in apolar n-hexane. The vesicle efficiently produced trans-stilbene-like OBPV excimer emissions, as evidenced by an intense, redshifted, structured fluorescence spectrum with a long decay time of 5.0 ± 0.1 ns. An OBPV chromophore bound at both sides via a polar coil-to-coil interaction in apolar n-hexane was conducive to OBPV excimer emission, as evident from analysis of the spectroscopic data obtained from OBPVs with different PPO coil lengths (n = 13, 21, 34). Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Funding Information:
We thank Dr. M. Lee and Prof. D. Sohn for providing the high-quality coil-rod-coil molecules and the dynamic light scattering data, respectively. Research at GIST was funded by the APRI Research Program of GIST , from the Basic Science Research Program. Financial support was provided through the National Research Foundation , funded by the Korea government ( Ministry of Education, Science and Technology , No. 2011-0006563 ), and through the EI Project ARQ20114000114 ( 401-112-014 ) funded by the Korea Ministry of Environment . Research at Yonsei was funded by a grant from the Korea Healthcare Technology R&D Project , Ministry for Health , Welfare and Family Affairs (Grant No. A121133 ).

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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