Hydrogen-bonding and phase-forming behavior of a soluble quinacridone


  • SDF is an “Aspirant” of the Belgian “Nationaal Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek”. UK has been a scholar of the graduate program “Physik and Chemie supramolekularer Systeme”. Continuing support of the Ministry of Scientific Programming (DWTC) through Grant IUAP-16 and IUAP-040 and of the Bundesministerium für Bildung and Forschung (BMBF) is gratefully acknowledged. We wish to acknowledge Dr. G. Henn for helpful discussions and the performance of the X-ray analysis.


Functional organic dyes provide a direct link between electronics and optics. The supramolecular packing of a given chromophore plays an important role in the functional properties of a material. A highly substituted, soluble quinacridone (see Figure) is presented for which the aggregation process can be directly probed by UV/vis spectroscopy.

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