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Supramolecular Assembly of Conjugated Polymers under Vibrational Strong Coupling

Joseph, K and Kushida, S and Smarsly, E and Ihiawakrim, D and Thomas, A and Paravicini-Bagliani, GL and Nagarajan, K and Vergauwe, R and Devaux, E and Ersen, O and Bunz, UHF and Ebbesen, TW (2021) Supramolecular Assembly of Conjugated Polymers under Vibrational Strong Coupling. In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202105840


Strong coupling plays a significant role in influencing chemical reactions and tuning material properties by modifying the energy landscapes of the systems. Here we study the effect of vibrational strong coupling (VSC) on supramolecular organization. For this purpose, a rigid-rod conjugated polymer known to form gels was strongly coupled together with its solvent in a microfluidic IR Fabry�Perot cavity. Absorption and fluorescence studies indicate a large modification of the self-assembly under such cooperative VSC. Electron microscopy confirms that in this case, the supramolecular morphology is totally different from that observed in the absence of strong coupling. In addition, the self-assembly kinetics are altered and depend on the solvent vibration under VSC. The results are compared to kinetic isotope effects on the self-assembly to help clarify the role of different parameters under strong coupling. These findings indicate that VSC is a valuable new tool for controlling supramolecular assemblies with broad implications for the molecular and material sciences. © 2021 Wiley-VCH GmbH

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons Inc
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2021 09:45
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2021 09:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/69989

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