These authors contributed equally to this work.
Supramolecular Polymers and Chromonic Mesophases Self-Organized from Phosphorescent Cationic Organoplatinum(II) Complexes in Water†
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 41, pages 7621–7625, September 28, 2009
How to Cite
Lu, W., Chen, Y., Roy, V. A. L., Chui, S.-Y. and Che, C.-M. (2009), Supramolecular Polymers and Chromonic Mesophases Self-Organized from Phosphorescent Cationic Organoplatinum(II) Complexes in Water. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 7621–7625. doi: 10.1002/anie.200903109
This work was supported by the “Nanotechnology Research Program” of the University Development Fund of The University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (HKU 7011/07P). W.L. thanks HKU for a Research Assistant Professorship. We thank Frankie Yu-Fee Chan in the Electron Microscope Unit and Ringo Liu in the Faculty of Engineering at HKU for technical assistance.
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 10 SEP 2009
- Manuscript Received: 9 JUN 2009
- University Development Fund of The University of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Grant Number: HKU 7011/07P
- liquid crystals;
- metal–metal interactions;
- supramolecular chemistry
Soft matter with a hard core: Through PtII⋅⋅⋅PtII and hydrophobic interactions, planar organoplatinum(II) cations with chloride or sulfate as counterions self-organize themselves in water into red-emissive, chromonic, and viscoelastic mesophases from which aligned films and discrete uniaxial microfibers with cofacial molecular orientations can be readily prepared.