Semiconducting Fabrics by In Situ Topochemical Synthesis of Polydiacetylene: A New Dimension to the Use of Organogels.

@article{Krishnan2016SemiconductingFB,
  title={Semiconducting Fabrics by In Situ Topochemical Synthesis of Polydiacetylene: A New Dimension to the Use of Organogels.},
  author={Baiju P Krishnan and Somnath Mukherjee and Pacheri M Aneesh and Manoj A. G. Namboothiry and Kana M Sureshan},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  year={2016},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={2345-9}
}
A diyne functionalized 4,6-O-benzylidene β-d-galactopyranoside gelator, which can align its diyne motifs upon self-assembly (gelation) have been synthesized. The organogel formed by this gelator undergoes topochemical polymerization to polydiacetylene (PDA) under photoirradiation. This strategically designed gelator has been used to make semi-conducting… CONTINUE READING