Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Molecular Engineering: Engineering Molecular Organization of Naphthalenediimides: Large Nanosheets with Metallic Conductivity and Attoliter Containers (Adv. Funct. Mater. 20/2011)
On page 3875, M. B. Avinash and T. Govindaraju report the molecularly engineered self-assembly of phenylalanine methylester-appended naphtha-lenediimide, an organic n-type semiconductor, into large free-floating nanosheets and attoliter containers. Nanosheets with high-level molecular ordering exhibit metallic conductivity in the undoped state. Chlorinated co-solvents promote molecular organization into attoliter volume con-tainers, such as nanocups, mesocups, and bowl-like novel and complex architectures, through halogen bonding.