Nanofiber formation of oligo-(p-phenylenevinylene) having a thymidylic acid at each end

Rika Iwaura, Freek J.M. Hoeben, Albert P.H.J. Schenning, Mitsutoshi Masuda, E. W. Meijer, Toshimi Shimizu

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Abstract

We have synthesized oligo-(p-phenylenevinylene) (OPV) having a thymidylic acid at each end (1) using phosphoramidite method. Self-assembly of the compound 1 was performed in an aqueous solution and examined by FE-SEM, AFM, UV, and CD spectroscopy. As a result, we can obtain non-helical nanofibers with diameters of 3.9 nm and lengths of several μm. The UV spectroscopy suggests that the nanofibers are stabilized by π-π-stacking interactions between the OPV moieties.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 25 May 200527 May 2005

Conference

Conference54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period25/05/0527/05/05

Keywords

  • Nanofiber
  • Oligo-(p-phenylenevinylene)
  • Self-assembly
  • Thymidylic acid

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    Iwaura, R., Hoeben, F. J. M., Schenning, A. P. H. J., Masuda, M., Meijer, E. W., & Shimizu, T. (2005). Nanofiber formation of oligo-(p-phenylenevinylene) having a thymidylic acid at each end. Paper presented at 54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005, Yokohama, Japan.