Regulation of Supramolecular Chirality in Co-Assembled Polydiacetylene LB Films with Removable Azobenzene Derivatives
Hao Jiang, Xin Chen, Xiujuan Pan, Gang Zou, Qijin Zhang
Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Herein, we report a novel model that combines supramolecular chemistry and the LB technique for the chirality regulation of the PDA films. The helical packing of PCDA molecules and the chiroptical properties of the resulting PDA LB films can be easily modulated by different azobenzene derivatives. Moreover, the effect of the photo-isomerization of azobenzene chromophores on the helical formation of PCDA assemblies is investigated in detail.
Circular dichroism, Materials