Supramolecular conducting materials

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Chemistry


The preparation of novel functional polymers is an active research field. The introduction of
supramolecular polymerisations, and recently, controlled supramolecular polymerisations,
has ensured that a whole range of new systems are explored.
In this project several new routes to the formation of conducting supramolecular polymers
will be explored, based on the assembly and use of a corannulene core structure. This
approach will provide a number of advantages: 1) control over the supramolecular
polymerisation (based on the work of Aida), 2) addition of functionality through the
attachment of electroactive aniline-based side-arms, and 3) switchable and self-healable


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Chang Y (2019) Molecular engineering of polymeric supra-amphiphiles. in Chemical Society reviews

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Jarrett-Wilkins C (2018) Living Supramolecular Polymerisation of Perylene Diimide Amphiphiles by Seeded Growth under Kinetic Control. in Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509619/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1793972 Studentship EP/N509619/1 01/10/2016 31/03/2020 Henry Hewitt Symonds