Molecular recognition driven self-assembly and chiral induction in naphthalene diimide amphiphiles

Mohit Kumar, Narendra Jonnalagadda, Subi J. George
2012 Chemical Communications  
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM): TEM measurements were performed on a JEOL, JEM 3010 operated at 300 kV. Samples were prepared by placing a drop of the solution on carbon coated copper grids followed by drying at room temperature. The images were recorded with an operating voltage 300 kV. In order to get a better contrast sample was stained with uranyl acetate (1 wt % in water) before the measurements. For TEM, water was used instead of aq. HEPES solution to avoid masking of
more » ... s due to HEPES deposition upon drying. Optical Measurements: Electronic absorption spectra were recorded on a Perkin Elmer Lambda 900 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer and emission spectra were recorded on Perkin Elmer Ls 55 Luminescence Spectrometer. UV-Vis and emission spectra were recorded in 10 mm path length cuvettes. Fluorescence spectra of solutions were recorded with 350 nm excitation wavelength. Circular Dichroism measurements were performed on a Jasco J-815 spectrometer where the sensitivity, time constant and scan rate were chosen appropriately. Corresponding temperature dependent measurements were performed with a CDF -426S/15 Peltier-type temperature controller with a temperature range of 263-383 K and adjustable temperature slope. Electronic Supplementary Material (ESI) for Chemical Communications This journal is
doi:10.1039/c2cc35438a pmid:22983556 fatcat:uf5i4jpal5conmpnv2fnxcytdi