Alignment control of a cyanine dye using a mesoporous silica film with uniaxially aligned mesochannels

Ayumu Fukuoka, Hirokatsu Miyata, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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    The feasibility of alignment control of low-molecular-weight guest species by controlling the orientation of mesochannels in a mesoporous silica host has been shown for the first time; spectroscopically anisotropic absorption behaviour of a cyanine dye was observed upon its incorporation into the mesochannels of a mesoporous silica film with uniaxially aligned porous structure, proving that the preferred alignment of the dye molecules was achieved on a macroscopic scale.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)284-285
    Number of pages2
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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    • Chemistry(all)

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