Self-organizing organic nanoparticles: Functionalized dendritic oligothiophenes

Aim of the project is synthesis and characterization of functionalized dendritic oligothio­phe­­nes (DOT) which are structurally defined, monodisperse and comprise sizes in the nanometer re­gime. The dendritic structures will be functionalized in a way that they can be used as cen­tral building blocks for 1. physi- and chemisorbed functional self-assemblies  and 2. dendronized oligo- and polythiophenes. Structural investigation and application in, e.g., molecular electronics will be realized in cooperation with other projects.