Polymers 2013, 5(1), 269-283; doi:10.3390/polym5010269
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Charge-Transfer Complexes Studied by Dynamic Force Spectroscopy

1 Molecular Nanofabrication Group, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands 2 Current Address, Molecular Chirality, Surfaces and Nanomaterials Group, Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus de la UAB, 08193, Bellaterra, Spain 3 Key Lab of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Received: 2 February 2013; in revised form: 25 February 2013 / Accepted: 25 February 2013 / Published: 6 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assembly)
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Abstract: In this paper, the strength and kinetics of two charge-transfer complexes, naphthol-methylviologen and pyrene-methylviologen, are studied using dynamic force spectroscopy. The dissociation rates indicate an enhanced stability of the pyrene-methylviologen complex, which agrees with its higher thermodynamic stability compared to naphthol-methylviologen complex.
Keywords: charge-transfer complex; dynamic force spectroscopy; methyl viologen; naphthol; pyrene; kinetics

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Gomez-Casado, A.; Gonzalez-Campo, A.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, X.; Jonkheijm, P.; Huskens, J. Charge-Transfer Complexes Studied by Dynamic Force Spectroscopy. Polymers 2013, 5, 269-283.

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Gomez-Casado A, Gonzalez-Campo A, Zhang Y, Zhang X, Jonkheijm P, Huskens J. Charge-Transfer Complexes Studied by Dynamic Force Spectroscopy. Polymers. 2013; 5(1):269-283.

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Gomez-Casado, Alberto; Gonzalez-Campo, Arántzazu; Zhang, Yiheng; Zhang, Xi; Jonkheijm, Pascal; Huskens, Jurriaan. 2013. "Charge-Transfer Complexes Studied by Dynamic Force Spectroscopy." Polymers 5, no. 1: 269-283.

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