Molecularly assembled nanostructures of a redox-active organogelator

Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Keiko Kakiuchi, Tatsuo Hasegawa, Sin Ichiro Noro, Takayoshi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hasegawa, Sinro Mashiko, Jan Becher

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

126 Citations (Scopus)


(Chemical Equation Presented) Introduction of an ethylenedithio group into an amphiphilic bis(tetrathiafulvalene) annulated macrocycle results in the formation of organogels which produce nanodot-array structures in Langmuir-Blodgett films (see picture). Chemical oxidation of the sulphur-containing π-electron system afforded size-controllable electrically conducting nanodot structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7283-7287
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 11


  • Conducting materials
  • Gels
  • Molecular electronics
  • Nanostructures
  • Thin films


Dive into the research topics of 'Molecularly assembled nanostructures of a redox-active organogelator'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this