Supramolecular polymers self-organize at the liquid-liquid interface

18 January 2017

Please, have a look at our last JACS paper here. In this article, we show for the first time that supramolecular polymers of triarylamine units can grow and form a dense nematic layer at the chloroform-water interface upon light irradiation and centrifugation. We further show that the anisotropy of this organic layer can serve as a template to co-self-assemble gold nanoparticles by electrostatic interactions into plasmonic waveguides.