Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 24, pp 10133–10137 | Cite as

A novel approach to polydiacetylenic nanomaterials with thermochromatic reversibility

  • Zhi-Hang TangEmail author
  • Bao-An Yang


Two organic building molecules, 5, 7-octadecadiynoic acid (OCDA) and p-xyxylenediamine, complex in THF solutions and assemble into thin films with a highly ordered lamellar structure after evaporation of the solvent. Topochemical polymerization of diacetylene components in OCDA produces polydiacetylenic nanocomposites, which show reversible chromatic transition between blue and red under thermal stimuli. In addition, the nanomaterials also exhibit a blue-to-red color change once exposed to various solvents. These properties endow them with potential applications as optoelectronic and sensing devices.


Nanocomposite Film Reversible Color Phenylenevinylene Muconic Acid Differential Scanning Calorimeter Trace 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer DepartmentHunan Institute of EngineeringXiangtan CityChina
  2. 2.Donghua UniversityShanghaiChina

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