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Surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy has attracted increased attention for direct access to molecular vibrational fingerprints in the mid-infrared. Perfect-absorber metamaterials (PAMs) with multi-band spectral responses and significant enhancement of the local near-field intensity were developed to improve the intrinsic absorption cross… (More)
Swift fabrication of a non-covalently modified reduced graphene oxide electronic sensor has been developed. An unparalleled detection limit is demonstrated for Hg(2+), down to the picomolar range.
Two simple, eco-friendly and efficient phase-selective gelators were developed for instant (<45 s) gelation of oil (either commercial fuels or pure organic liquids) from an oil-water mixture at room temperature to combat marine oil spills.
We report the synthesis, characterization, and application of a novel series of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-containing quinoidal small molecules as highly efficient n-type organic semiconductors in thin film transistors (TFTs). The first two representatives of these species exhibit maximum electron mobility up to 0.55 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) with current… (More)
Inspired by the concept of constitutional dynamic chemistry, we propose a new and well-adaptable strategy for developing molecular beacon (MB)-like fluorescent probes. To demonstrate the strategy, we synthesized and used an amino group containing pyrenyl derivative of cholesterol (CP) for the construction of new fluorescent probes with EDTA and sulfuric… (More)
A diketopyrrolopyrrole-thiazolothiazole copolymer with a short π-π stacking distance (3.52 Å), due to the introduction of heteroaromatic rings, exhibits a high charge mobility above 3.40 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) at a relatively gentle annealing temperature.
Two linear fused heteroacenes bearing a pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrrole core have been synthesized via a novel reductive ring closure methodology in three steps and in good overall yield. Preliminary OFET results showed that dinaphtho[2,3-b:2',3'-f]pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrrole (DNPP) is a potential candidate for organic electronics.
A new fluorescent derivative of cholesterol, N,N'-(N-(2-(3β-cholest-5-en-3yl-formamido)ethyl) pyrene-1-sulfonamido)ethyl perylene-3,4:9,10-tetracarboxylic acid bisimide (CPPBI), was designed and synthesized. In the design, pyrene (Py) and perylene bisimide (PBI) were specially chosen as the energy donor and the acceptor, respectively. Fluorescence studies… (More)
Three novel terthiophene derivatives of cholesterol (TtGC, TtLPC, TtDPC), of which the two building blocks are linked by a structure of glycine, l-phenylalanine, or d-phenylalanine, respectively, were designed and prepared, and their gelation behaviors in 26 liquids were tested. It was demonstrated that the compounds show different gelation abilities with… (More)
Two low-cost, micropatterned, solution-gated field effect transistors (modified FET and unmodified FET) based on reduced graphene oxide (RGO) were developed and used for detection and discrimination of nucleoside triphosphates (NTPs). The modified FET was realized by simple deposition of a positively charged bis-pyrenyl derivative, py-diIM-py, onto the… (More)