The core of this doctoral dissertation concerns the application of the concepts of self-assembly and self-organization for the preparation of highly luminescent materials obtained upon controlled and directed functionalisation of CNTs with luminescent lanthanide complexes (LnCs). Particularly, both confinement within the hollow cavity of CNTs and exohedral decoration have been pursued, allowing efficient preparation of performing luminescent hybrids. Finally from the work accomplished aiming at the development of novel emissive CNT-templated materials, two side projects stemmed, which will also be considered during this dissertation. The first regards the preparation of an azobenzene (AB) based supramolecular polymer employed for the photo-resposive solubilisation of multi-walled CNTs (MWCNTs). The latter, describes the synthesis of pyridyl-CNT depolluting agents, able to supramolecularly aggregate if challenged with cationic divalent metal species (M2+).
|Date of Award||30 Nov 2012|
|Supervisor||Davide BONIFAZI (Supervisor), Carmela Aprile (Jury), Philippe Lambin (President), Philippe H. Dubois (Jury), Maurizio Prato (Jury) & Ayyappanpillai AJAYAGHOSH (Jury)|