Supramolecular Assembly of Complementary Cyanine Salt J-Aggregates

Zhong’an Li, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Sei-Hum Jang, Jean-Luc Bredas, Alex K.-Y. Jen

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An understanding of structure–property relationships in cyanine dyes is critical for their design and application. Anionic and cationic cyanines can be organized into complementary cyanine salts, offering potential building blocks to modulate their intra/intermolecular interactions in the solid state. Here, we demonstrate how the structures of these complementary salts can be tuned to achieve highly ordered J-type supramolecular aggregate structures of heptamethine dyes in crystalline solids.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11920-11923
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number37
StatePublished - Sep 11 2015

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