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This paper describes a system for the detection of nitroaromatic explosives consisting of a portable detector based on a specific fluorescent material. The developed sensor was able to perform an ultra trace detection of explosives, such as trinitrotoluene (TNT) or its derivate 2,4-dinitrotoluene (DNT), in ambient air or on objects tainted with explosives.(More)
A therapy of cancer cells: Two-photon-triggered camptothecin delivery with nanoimpellers was studied in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. A fluorophore with a high two-photon absorption cross-section was first incorporated in the nanoimpellers. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from the fluorophore to the azobenzene moiety was demonstrated.
In investigations into the design and isolation of semiconducting nano-objects, the synthesis of a new bisureido pi-conjugated organogelator has been achieved. This oligo(phenylenethienylene) derivative was found to be capable of forming one-dimensional supramolecular assemblies, leading to the gelation of several solvents. Its self-assembling properties(More)
The introduction of the urea function as structure directing agent of diacetylene organogels (DA-OGs) has been achieved. Despite the urea function being one of the most frequently used structure directing agents for the formation of organogels, it has never been exploited in the fabrication and photopolymerization of DA-OGs. The self-association of ureas(More)
Novel five organic donor-π-acceptor molecules (D-π-A) used for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and for organic solar cells (OSC), based on thienopyrazine and thiophene were studied by density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TD-DFT) approaches to shed light on how the π-conjugation order influence the performance of the solar cells. The(More)
New promising oligo(phenylenethienylene)s have been synthesized to realize suitable materials for improving electronic transport properties, particularly in organic field effect transistors (OFETs). Far-infrared and incoherent neutron scattering measurements have been performed to assign their phonon modes. The assignment of the main low-frequency phonon(More)
New chiral pi-conjugated polymers consisting of alternating conjugated segments and (1R,2R)-diiminocyclohexane units with C2 symmetry were prepared by a palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction, they exhibited very high specific optical rotations ([alpha] up to -3000 degrees) and strong Cotton effects ([theta] 10(6) deg cm2 mol-1).
π-Conjugated thienylene-phenylene oligomers with fluorinated and dialkoxylated phenylene fragments have been designed and prepared to understand the interactions in fragment orbitals, the influence of the substituents (F, OMe) on the HOMO-LUMO gap, and the role of intramolecular non-covalent cumulative interactions in the construction of π-conjugated(More)
A molecule with a π conjugated backbone built from aromatic thiophene and dialkoxyphenylene units and substituted imidazolium groups (TPO) is designed to obtain ultra-stable single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) dispersion in aqueous medium. The proposed mechanism of non-covalent interaction is accompanied by individualization of SWCNT and comprises of(More)
A new approach to control molecular aggregation of pi-conjugated chromophores in the solid state has been investigated. Our strategy was to use a modifiable bulky fragment which should induce a J-aggregation and offer the possibility to reach an H-aggregation upon its chemical modification by lateral slip of pi-conjugated molecules. The chosen fragment for(More)