Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Donor–Acceptor-Substituted Butadiene Amphiphiles into Photoresponsive Vesicles and Gels

Authors

  • N. S. Saleesh Kumar,

    1. Photosciences and Photonics Section, Chemical Sciences and Technology Division, Regional Research Laboratory, CSIR, Trivandrum, 695019 Kerala, India, Fax: (+91) 471-249-1712
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  • Shinto Varghese,

    1. Photosciences and Photonics Section, Chemical Sciences and Technology Division, Regional Research Laboratory, CSIR, Trivandrum, 695019 Kerala, India, Fax: (+91) 471-249-1712
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  • Gopinathan Narayan,

    1. Photosciences and Photonics Section, Chemical Sciences and Technology Division, Regional Research Laboratory, CSIR, Trivandrum, 695019 Kerala, India, Fax: (+91) 471-249-1712
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  • Suresh Das Dr.

    1. Photosciences and Photonics Section, Chemical Sciences and Technology Division, Regional Research Laboratory, CSIR, Trivandrum, 695019 Kerala, India, Fax: (+91) 471-249-1712
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  • This study was supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (New Delhi), and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, Task Force Program, CMM 22). The authors thank Robert Philip for assistance with AFM studies, M. R. Chandran for SEM measurements, Dr. J. D. Sudha for the rheological studies, and Dr. M. R. Pillai (Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum) for TEM and confocal laser scanning microscopy experiments. N.S.S.K., S.V., and G.N. thank the CSIR (Government of India) for research fellowships (This is manuscript no. RRLT-PPS-218).

Abstract

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Alles wird Gel: Amphiphile Donor-Acceptor-substituierte Butadiene bilden durch konzentrationsabhängige Selbstorganisation stark fluoreszierende Vesikel und Gele. Die selbstständige Reparatur dieser Vesikel und Gele nach lichtinduzierter Zerstörung beruht auf der Photochromie des Butadien-Chromophors.

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