Distinct aggregation and fluorescence roperties of a water-soluble oligothiophene (6TN) bolaform amphiphile

Chuanjun Xia, Jason Locklin, Ji Ho Youk, Timothy Fulghum, Rigoberto C. Advincula

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The aggregation and fluorescence properties of a water-soluble oligothiophene (6TN) bolaform amphiphile were discussed. The steric hinderance caused by the β-substitution in the internal rings prevented full conjugation of thiophene units due to steric strain. The results showed that the boromohexyl-terminated sexithiophene had poor solubility in common organic solvents due to the strong π-π interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-957
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 5
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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