Stable Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of Fullerene-Glycodendron conjugates

Francesca Cardullo, François Diederich, Luis Echegoyen, Tilo Habicher, Narayanaswamy Jayaraman, Roger M. Leblanc, J. Fraser Stoddart, Shaopeng Wang

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The amphiphilic C60-dendrimer conjugates 1 and 2 with one and two glycodendron headgroups, respectively, form stable, ordered monomolecular Langmuir layers at the air - water interface. The bulky glycodendron headgroups in 1 and 2 are very effective in suppressing fullerene aggregation, resulting in reversible compression and expansion behavior. The absence of fullerene aggregation was also revealed by the UV - vis spectra of the Langmuir monolayers and by Brewster angle microscopy. The monolayers of 1 and 2 were transferred successfully as X-type Langmuir - Blodgett films onto quartz slides; such films could have potential applications in optical technology and as biosensors for glycoproteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1955-1959
Number of pages5
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 14 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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    Cardullo, F., Diederich, F., Echegoyen, L., Habicher, T., Jayaraman, N., Leblanc, R. M., Stoddart, J. F., & Wang, S. (1998). Stable Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of Fullerene-Glycodendron conjugates. Langmuir, 14(8), 1955-1959.