Healable Supramolecular Polymers as Organic Metals

04 November 2014

[Translate to English:] © Nicolas Giuseppone

The SAMS group (Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assemblies) from Institut Charles Sadron (CNRS) shows that conducting supramolecular polymers made of triarylamine, which have been recently discovered by the group, can be extended to soft materials in the form of highly conducting gels. These gels combine, for the first time, self-healing properties and metallic conductivity. The physics behind this metallic conductivity is highlighted by the formation of “supramolecular polarons”. The group shows in addition how these fibers can be directly form in ITO electrodes over several micrometers.

This work is published in  J. Am. Chem. Soc.

The project was partly funded by the cluster Chemistry of Complex Systems.



J. J. Armao et al.
Healable Supramolecular Polymers as Organic Metals.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 136, 11382-11388 (2014) ; DOI: 10.1021/ja5044006

Contact:  Nicolas Giuseppone (giuseppone@unistra.fr)