Microfabrication of Anisotropic Organic Materials via Self-Organization of an Ionic Perylenemonoimide


  • This research is supported by the National Science Foundation (DMR-9876027, DMR-0405532 and UCCSN-02-124). We greatly appreciate the generous gift of the PDMS molds from Professor Younan Xia, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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Ionic perylenemonoimide (see figure) forms crystals that exhibit dichroic absorption and anisotropic fluorescence emission in the visible light region. The self-organization of this compound on a micropatterned polymer template leads to the formation of anisotropic fluorescent materials in micropatterns.