N-type redox-active benzoylpyridinium-substituted supramolecular gel for an organogel-based rechargeable device

Kan Hatakeyama, Rieka Ichinoi, Yoshito Sasada, Yusuke Sasaki, Kenichi Oyaizu, Hiroyuki Nishide

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A supramolecular benzoylpyridinium-substituted cyclohexanediamine gelator with n-type redox properties was synthesized. The gelator formed a robust supramolecular network consisting of cyclohexanediamine units. In the organogel, the stable redox reactions of the benzoylpyridinium moieties led to a reversible charge/discharge at 1.05V (vs. Fc/Fc+). A supramolecule- based rechargeable device was fabricated using TEMPO- and benzoylpyridinium-substituted gelators as the cathode and anode, respectively, giving rise to a flexible, transparent, and even self-healable battery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-557
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1



  • Charge storage
  • Redox-active molecule
  • Supramolecule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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