School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Te Kura Matū Seminar Series

Supramolecular materials: using 1,8-naphthalimides and Langmuir-Blodgett deposition to generate novel materials


Dr Jonathan Kitchen


Chemistry, Institute for Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University Auckland

Time & Place

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:00:00 NZDT in Room 701, Level 7, WEST

All are welcome


Developing functional supramolecular materials from simple building blocks is an active area of research. Such systems have potential application in sensor science, environmental decontamination, smart materials for healthcare and advanced materials for next generation electronics. [1] This seminar will cover two aspects of our approach to d- and f-block metal-based supramolecular materials development. Firstly, the use of 1,8-naphthalimide containing compounds as structure directing motifs for the development of novel multi-functional extended networks will be discussed. [2] The second aspect of this talk will detail our research into responsive amphiphile development and the use of Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) techniques for the deposition of responsive mono- and multi-layers. [3]