Vertical organic nanowire arrays: Controlled synthesis and chemical sensors

Yong Sheng Zhao, Jinsong Wu, Jiaxing Huang*

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Vertical organic nanowire arrays of 1,5-diaminoanthraquinone (DAAQ) on solid substrates were prepared by a facile physical vapor transport method. The crystal structure and growth direction of the nanowires were determined with electron diffraction. The color and fluorescence of the DAAQ nanowires can be bleached and quenched by acid vapor and rapidly regenerated by base vapor, making them useful as optical sensor materials. The ease of oriented vertical growth makes them promising nanophotonic elements that may be directly integrated into photonic devices during growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3158-3159
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 11 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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