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Vesicular Nanostructure Formation by Self-Assembly of Anisotropic Penta-phenol-Substituted Fullerene in Water

Mohanta, Vaishakhi and Dey, Debayan and Ramakumar, Suryanarayanarao and Patil, Satish (2015) Vesicular Nanostructure Formation by Self-Assembly of Anisotropic Penta-phenol-Substituted Fullerene in Water. In: LANGMUIR, 31 (50). pp. 13600-13608.

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A study on self-assembly of anisotropically substituted penta-aryl fullerenes in water has been reported. The penta-phenol-substituted amphiphilic fullerene derivative C60Ph5(OH)(5)],exhibited self-assembled vesicular nanostructures in water under the experimental conditions. The size of the vesicles Was observed to depend upon the kinetics of self-assembly and could be varied from similar to 300 to similar to 70 nm. Our mechanistic study indicated that the self-assembly of C60Ph5(OH)(5) is driven by extensive intermolecular as well as water-mediated hydrogen :bonding along with fullerene-fullerene hydrophobic interaction in water. The cumulative effect of these interactions is responsible for the stability of vesicular structures even on the removal of solvent. The substitution of phenol with anisole resulted in different packing and interaction of the fullerene derivative, as Indicated in the molecular dynamics studies, thus resulting in different self-assembled nanostructures. The hollow vesicles were further encapsulated with a hydrophobic conjugated polymer and water-soluble dye as guest molecules. Such confinement of pi-conjugated polymers in fullerene has significance in bulk heterojunction devices for efficient exciton diffusion.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: LANGMUIR
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 06:41
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 06:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53179

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