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Prasenjit Mahato, Sukdeb Saha, Dr. Sipra Choudhury and Dr. Amitava Das Interfacial and Film-Formation Behaviour of Photoactive RuII–Bipyridyl-Based Metallosurfactants and a Rare Example of a Monolayer-Based Logic-Gate Approach ChemPlusChem 77

Version of Record online: 30 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201200207

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On the surface of things: Three amphiphilic tris(bipyridyl)–ruthenium(II) complexes with different chain lengths were found to form a monolayer at the air–water interface. Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) film formation was characterised by surface pressure–area isotherms and Brewster angle microscopy. Optical responses observed on oxidation of RuII centres in the LB monolayer by Ce4+ demonstrate a one-input sequential logic-gate operation (see figure).

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