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Optoelectronically Active Materials and Functional Graphite nanostructures from ologopeptide-Substituted Conjugated Molecules

English title Optoelectronically Active Materials and Functional Graphite nanostructures from ologopeptide-Substituted Conjugated Molecules
Applicant Frauenrath Holger
Number 121812
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Laboratoire des matériaux organiques et macromoléculaires EPFL - STI - IMX - LMOM
Institution of higher education EPF Lausanne - EPFL
Main discipline Organic Chemistry
Start/End 01.10.2009 - 30.09.2012
Approved amount 344'638.00
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Keywords (13)

Self-Assembly; Rodcoil Molecules; Oligoynes; Graphitzization; Graphite Ribbons; Polymer Synthesis; Organic Synthesis; Polymer Science; Supramolecular Chemistry; Organic Electronic Materials; Hierarchical Structures; Non-convalent Interactions; Conjugated Polymers

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Lay summary
The growing human population in addition to the progressing depletion of non-renewable energy resources make research in emerging technologies indispensible. The possible climate change forces a concentration on energy-related fields such as hydrogen-storage for fuel cells and lithium storage for energy-storing devices. Moreover, the ongoing development in the field of microelectronics has increased the need for well-defined materials with feature sizes in the nanometer range. Finally, new technological challenges arise at the interface of microelectronics and the biosciences, e. g., in the form of biological sensing and detection or novel biomedical implants.Materials which display optoelectronic activity and, at the same time, "speak the language" of biomaterials will play a central role in the search for possible solutions. These materials should provide both the chemical functionality for an interaction on the molecular level and exhibit hierarchical structure formation similar to biomaterials. In this context, the proposed research project aims to combine organic synthesis, polymer science, and supramolecular chemistry in order to prepare functional, hierarchically structured optoelectronically active materials and carbon nanostructures, starting from a small set of well-chosen synthetic building blocks and reactions. Thus, a modular synthetic strategy will be developed to prepare conjugated molecules such as oligothiophenes, oligophenylenes, oligofluorenes, oligoynes, and fullerenes equipped with terminal amine, amide, oligopeptide, and oligopeptide-polymer conjugate substituents. These molecules are designed to self-organize by hydrogen-bonding and aromatic interactions such that we expect to obtain materials with improved processability and superior properties. Depending on the exact structure of their substituents, single-crystalline materials, ordered thin films, discrete soluble one-dimensional nanostructures, and thermoplastic elastomers of organic electronic materials will, in this way, be prepared.
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Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Publications

Publication
Development of a robust supramolecular method to prepare well-defined nanofibrils from conjugated molecules
Tian Liangfei, Szilluweit Ruth, Marty Roman, Bertschi Louis, Zerson Mario, Spitzner Eike-Christian, Magerle Robert, Frauenrath Holger (2012), Development of a robust supramolecular method to prepare well-defined nanofibrils from conjugated molecules, in Chemical Science, 3, 1512-1521.
Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of PEO-Functionalized Perylene Bisimides: Supramolecular Diversity from a Limited Set of Molecular Building Blocks
Gebers J, Rolland D, Frauenrath H (2009), Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of PEO-Functionalized Perylene Bisimides: Supramolecular Diversity from a Limited Set of Molecular Building Blocks, in ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 48(25), 4480-4483.
Carbon-rich nanostructures from molecular precursors
Frauenrath H, Hoheisel TN, Schrettl S, Marty R (2009), Carbon-rich nanostructures from molecular precursors, in ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 238, ORGN-430-ORGN-430.
Hydrogen-bonded oligothiophenes processable from polar solvents
Frauenrath H, Gebers J, Pernstich KP, DeLongchamp DM, Richter LJ, Fischer DA (2009), Hydrogen-bonded oligothiophenes processable from polar solvents, in ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 238, ORGN-150-ORGN-150.
Multiple-helical conjugated polymers
Frauenrath H, Tian LF, Jahnke E (2009), Multiple-helical conjugated polymers, in ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 238, POLY-461-POLY-461.
Supramolecular approaches toward organic electronic and carbonaceous materials
Frauenrath H, Gebers J, Hoheisel TN, Tian LF (2009), Supramolecular approaches toward organic electronic and carbonaceous materials, in ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 238, ORGN-097-ORGN-097.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Clémence Corminboeuf, EPFL Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Peter Bäuerle, Universität Ulm Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Sven Rau, Universität Ulm Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
Andrzej Sienkiewicz, EPFL Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
Paolo Samori, CNRS Strasbourg France (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Kolloquium of the Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker (GdCh), Universität Ulm 16.10.2012 Ulm, Germany
SCS Fall Meeting 2012 13.09.2012 Zürich, Switzerland
44th IUPAC World Polymer Congress (Macro 2012) 24.06.2012 Blacksburg, VA, USA
Kolloquium der Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker (GdCh), Universität Saarbrücken 18.06.2012 Saarbrücken, Germany
International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry (PC 2012) 02.06.2012 Changchun, China
Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) Polymer & Colloids Division Meeting 20.04.2012 Fribourg, Switzerland
European Science Foundation (ESF) Meeting 12.12.2011 Obernai, France
MRS Fall Meeting 2011 28.11.2011 Boston, MA, USA
Conference on Electronic properties of Pi-Conjugated Materials (EPOC II) 29.09.2011 Würzburg, Germany
Seminar at Max Planck Institute "Science of Light" 12.09.2011 Erlangen, Germany
SCS Fall Meeting 2011 09.09.2011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Seminar at CSEM 13.07.2011 Muttenz, Switzerland
Seminar at Bühler Group 16.06.2011 Uzwil, Switzerland
Basler Forschungsforum, BASF Schweiz AG 24.05.2011 Basel, Switzerland
External Speaker Program at Huntsman Advanced Materials 24.03.2011 Basel, Switzerland
5th EDMX Research Day 17.03.2011 Lausanne, Switzerland
EPFL-Tokyotech Workshop 16.03.2011 Chateua d'Oex, Switzerland
Seminar at Ilford GmbH 22.11.2010 Marly, Switzerland
IPF Colloquium 2010 10.11.2010 Dresden, Germany
SCS Fall Meeting 2010 16.09.2010 Zürich, Switzerland
Nanobio ETHZ 24.08.2010 Zürich, Switzerland
European Polymer Conference 01.06.2010 Gargnano, Italy
Seminar of the Institute of Chemistry, Geneva University 28.05.2010 Geneva, Switzerland
Aida Group Seminar, Tokyo University 27.01.2010 Tokyo, Japan
RIKEN Seminar 26.01.2010 Wako, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology Workshop on Advanced Materials 17.01.2010 Haikone, Japan
MRS Fall Meeting 2009 29.11.2009 Boston, USA
4th EDMX Research Day 15.10.2009 Lausanne, Switzerland


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Seminar at Bühler Group 16.06.2011 Uzwil, Switzerland
Basler Forschungsforum, BASF Schweiz AG 24.05.2011 Basel, Switzerland
External Speaker Program at Huntsman Advanced Materials 24.03.2011 Basel, Switzerland
Seminar at Ilford GmbH 22.11.2010 Marly, Switzerland


Awards

Title Year
Rodolphe and Renée Haenny Fondation Prize 2012 2012

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
113509 Functional, Carbon-Rich, Nanostructured Materials for Applications at the Interface of Optoelectronics and the Biosciences 01.10.2006 Project funding (Div. I-III)
144417 Molecules, Materials, and Devices for Organic Electronics 01.10.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)
129712 Hierarchically Structured Materials from Poly(isobutylene)-Oligopeptide Conjugates 01.04.2010 Project funding (Div. I-III)

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