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Alignment of Conjugated Polymers by Threading through Porphyrin Tweezers
Y. Kubo, Y. Kitada, R. Wakabayashi, T. Kishida, M. Ayabe, K. Kaneko, M. Takeuchi*, S. Shinkai*
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
21 April 2006 (online)
The complexation between diamines and zinc porphyrin tweezer ‘aligner’ molecules is exploited to generate aligned networks of conjugated polymers complexes. The resulting assemblies also reduce the deleterous polymer self-aggregation in the solid state.