Hydrogen-bonded assemblies of dyes and extended π-conjugated systems

Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, Subi J. George, Albertus P.H.J. Schenning

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Recent developments in the area of hydrogen-bonded supramolecular assemblies of functional dyes and extended π-conjugated systems are described. Emphasis is given to the hydrogen-bonded assemblies of dyes such as porphyrins, perylene bisimides, cyanines and azo compounds. In addition, a state-of-the-art summary of the recent developments in the design and properties of hydrogen-bonded supramolecular architectures of extended π-conjugated systems, that is oligomers and polymers, is presented. Finally, the current status of the design and studies of hydrogen-bonded π-conjugated gel systems and their application is described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupermolecular Dye Chemistry
EditorsFrank Wuerthner
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-31458-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-27758-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2005

Publication series

NameTopics in Current Chemistry
ISSN (Print)0340-1022


  • π-Conjugated oligomers
  • Chromophores
  • Dyes
  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Organogels
  • Phenylenevinylene
  • Self-assembly


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