The longest β-unsubstituted oligothiophenes and their self-assembly in solution

Andreas Kreyes, Masoud Amirkhani, Ingo Lieberwirth, Ralf Mauer, Frederic Laquai, Katharina Landfester, Ulrich Ziener*

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β-Unsubstituted oligothiophenes with up to 13 thiophene units are described. These represent the longest oligomers ever reported in this class. In solution, those compounds show a temperature- and concentration-dependent aggregation behavior. Absorption, fluorescence, dynamic light scattering, and cryo-transmission electron microscopy investigations reveal the formation of wormlike aggregates several hundred nanometers in length and ca. 5 nm in width.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6453-6458
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 14 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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