Self-assembled heterostructures based on triethylenetetraamine grafted PPV, polymeric dyes and complexed metals ions: structure and energy transfer

H. Hong, I. Benjamin, S. Kirstein, Y. Avny, Ronny Neumann, D. Davidov

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Poly(phenylenevinylene) (PPV) grafted with triethylenetetramine (TETA), PPV:TETA, unlike PPV, can interact with anionic sulfonated polymer dyes and can also coordinate metal ions, eg Eu, by chelation with the grafted TETA moiety. We have used these interactions and chelation to construct two types of self-assembled films using the layer-by-layer self-assembly technique. Structural characterization by means of specular X-ray reflectivity of heterostructures containing PPV:TETA:Eu showed that in self-assembled films containing metal ions there is a clear Bragg reflection (up to the third harmonic) indicating the formation of well modulated heterostructures. Photoluminescence (PL) measurements of heterostructures containing PPV:TETA and anionic polymer dyes showed evidence for energy transfer between the PPV:TETA and the polymer dyes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1216
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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