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3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene in planarizable push-pull oligothiophenes.
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PMID:  23389656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report design, synthesis and evaluation of push-pull quaterthiophene amphiphiles containing one 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) and a single strong twist in the scaffold. Planarizable push-pull oligothiophene amphiphiles have been introduced recently as conceptually innovative fluorescent probes that sense the fluidity and the potential of lipid bilayer membranes. The "hyper-twisted" EDOT probes respond to planarization and restricted rotational freedom with a red shift and changes in vibrational finestructure in the excitation spectrum, respectively. In solution, comparably weak solvatochromism and significant thermochromism are found. Planarization and restricted rotational freedom afford exquisite sensitivity toward nature and fluidity of lipid bilayer membranes, including ratiometric detection of phase transitions. The sensing of membrane potentials is weakened by these unique properties but remains possible.
Marta Dal Molin; Stefan Matile
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Organic & biomolecular chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  Org. Biomol. Chem.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101154995     Medline TA:  Org Biomol Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
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