Conformational transitions in a free amino acid functionalized polythiophene
2003 (English)In: Synthetic metals, ISSN 0379-6779, Vol. 135-136, 291-292 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A chiral, 3-substituted polythiophene with an amino acid function shows pH-dependent visible, emission and circular dichroism spectra in buffered aqueous solution. At pH equal to pi of the amino acid, the backbone adopts a non-planar right-handed helical conformation and the polymer chains are separated from each other. Increasing pH leads to a more planar conformation of the backbone and an aggregation of the polymer chains occurs. A lower pH will also lead to a more planar conformation of the backbone, but aggregation of the polymer chains appears to be absent. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2003. Vol. 135-136, 291-292 p.
Optical absorption and emission spectroscopy, Polythiophene derivative
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46564DOI: 10.1016/S0379-6779(02)00522-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-46564DiVA: diva2:267460
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