Viologen capped by nucleobase-building blocks for functional materials: synthesis and structure-properties relationship

Autor(en): Ciobanu, Marius
Jordan, Carmen-Simona
Stichwörter: ADENINE; CHARGE-TRANSFER; ELECTRON-TRANSFER; IONIC LIQUID-CRYSTALS; Materials Science; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; OXIDATION
Erscheinungsdatum: 2021
Herausgeber: SPRINGER
Journal: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE
Volumen: 56
Ausgabe: 35
Startseite: 19425
Seitenende: 19438
Zusammenfassung: 
The current study presents a new class of functional derivatives (1-3) consisting of a dicationic viologen (4,4'-bipyridinium unit) (V2+) capped by nucleobases thymine (NB1), adenine (NB2), thymine/adenine (NB1, NB2), and ion-paired with amphiphilic anion 3,4,5-tris(dodecyloxy)benzene sulfonate (DOBS-). The target of our work focuses on the design and synthesis of molecular building blocks in which three different functionalities are combined: chromophore (V2+ unit), molecular recognition (NB unit), and thermotropic liquid crystal (DOBS unit). The resulted materials exhibit liquid crystalline properties at ambient temperature with significant particularities-induced by nucleobases in the mesogen structure. Structure-properties relationship study focuses on providing knowledge about (1) how the thermotropic, redox properties, thermochromism, or ionic conductive properties are influenced by the presence of purinic or pyrimidinic nucleobases, and (2) how effective is their ability to self-assembly by hydrogen bonding in nonpolar solvents. The presence of nucleobases has been proved to have a substantial impact on electron transfer rate during the reduction of viologen moieties by intermolecular aggregation. Ionic conductivity and thermochromic properties of derivatives 1-3 were investigated and compared to a non-containing nucleobase analog methyl viologen with 3,4,5-tris(dodecyloxy)benzene sulfonate anion (MV) as reference.
ISSN: 00222461
DOI: 10.1007/s10853-021-06554-1

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