The aggregates of a cationic polythiophene (PT1) formed in poor solvent in the presence of sugars showed the distinct circular dichroism activity, the intensity being well correlated with the specific optical rotation [α] of sugars: therefore, the present system is useful as a novel sugar structure reading-out method.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
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- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
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- Materials Chemistry