Selected Publications

Selected Recent Publications

Here are some selected publications from the Faul research group. All titles link to the articles and open in a new tab.

Oligo(aniline) self-assembly


C. U. Udeh, P. Rannou, J. O. Thomas, B. P. Brown and C. F. J. Faul, ‘Tuning structure and function in tetra(aniline)-based rod–coil–rod architectures‘ J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 6428 – 6437.

T. G. Dane, P. T. Cresswell, G. A. Pilkington, S. Lilliu, J. E. Macdonald, S. W. Prescott, O. Bikondoa, C. F. J. Faul*, and W. H. Briscoe*, ‘Oligo(aniline) nanofilms: from molecular architecture to microstructure‘, Soft Matter20139, DOI: 10.1039/C1033SM51407B. (Hot Paper, August 2013)

Z. C. Shao, Z. Yu, J. C. Hu, S. Chandrasekaran, D. M. Lindsay, Z. X. Wei* and C. F. J. Faul*, ‘Block-like electroactive oligo(aniline)s: anisotropic structures with anisotropic function‘, J. Mater. Chem.2012, 22, 16230 – 16234. (Highlighted on the Front Cover.)

T. G. Dane, P. T. Cresswell, O. Bikondoa, G. E. Newby, T. Arnold, C. F. J. Faul* and W. H. Briscoe*, ‘Structured Oligo(aniline) Nanofilms via Ionic Self-Assembly‘, Soft Matter20128, 2824-2832. (Highlighted on the Front Cover of Soft Matter and in the 2011 BM28 (ESRF) newsletter.)

Z. Shao, P. Rannou, S. Sadki, N. Fey, D. Lindsay and C. F. J. Faul*, ‘Delineating Poly(Aniline) Redox Chemistry using Tailored Oligo(Aryleneamine)s: Towards Oligo(Aniline)-based Organic (Semi)conductors with Tunable (Opto)electronic Properties‘, Chemistry – A European Journal201117, 12512-12521


C. U. Udeh, N. Fey and C. F. J. Faul*, ‘Functional Block-like Structures from Electroactive Tetra(aniline) Oligomers‘, Journal of Materials Chemistry201121, 18137-18153

Z. X. Wei and C. F. J. Faul*, ‘Aniline oligomers – architecture, function and new opportunities for nanostructured materials‘, Macromolecular Rapid Communications200829, 280-292 (invited review, special issue on “Self-Assembly and Hierarchical Structure Formation of Macromolecules”)

Ionic self-assembly


C. F. J. Faul*, ‘Ionic Self-Assembly for Functional Hierarchical Nanostructured MaterialsIonic Self-Assembly for Functional Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials‘ Acc. Chem. Res.2014, 47, DOI: 10.1021/ar500162a.


Metal-containing polymers:

R. Ahmed, S. K. Patra, I. W. Hamley, I. Manners* and C. F. J. Faul*, ‘Tetragonal and Helical Morphologies from Polyferrocenylsilane Block Polyelectrolytes via Ionic Self-Assembly‘, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2013135, 2455 – 2458.

R. Ahmed, A. Priimagi, C. F. J. Faul* and I. Manners*, ‘Redox-Active, Organometallic Surface-Relief Gratings from Azobenzene-Containing Polyferrocenylsilane Block Copolymers‘, Adv. Mater.201224, 926 – 931.

R. Ahmed, S. K. Patra, L. Chabanne, C. F. J. Faul* and I. Manners*, ‘Hierarchical Organometallic Materials: Self-Assembly of Organic-Organometallic Polyferrocenylsilane Block Polyelectrolyte-Surfactant Complexes in Bulk and in Thin Films‘, Macromolecules201144, 9324-9334.

Perylene-based assemblies:

J. C. Hu , W. F. Kuang , K. Deng , W. J. Zou , Y. W. Huang ,* Z. X. Wei ,*  C. F. J.  Faul, ‘Self-Assembled Sugar-Substituted Perylene Diimide Nanostructures with Homochirality and High Gas Sensitivity‘, Adv. Funct. Mater.201222, 4149 – 4158.

Y. Huang, J. Hu, W. Kuang, Z. Wei* and C. F. J. Faul, ‘Modulating helicity through amphiphilicity – tuning supramolecular interactions for the controlled assembly of perylenes‘, Chem. Commun.201147, 5554-5556.

Y. Huang, Y. Yan, B. M. Smarsly, Z. X. Wei*, C. F. J. Faul*, ‘Helical Supramolecular Aggregates, Mesoscopic Organisation and Nanofibers of a Perylenebisimide – Chiral Surfactant Complex via Ionic Self-Assembly‘, Journal of Materials Chemistry200919, 2356-2362

Biomotif-based Assemblies:

J. S. Haataja, N. Houbenov, H. Iatrou, N. Hadjichristidis, A. Karatzas, C. F. J. Faul, P. Rannou and O. Ikkala*, ‘Double Smectic Self-Assembly in Block Copolypeptide Complexes‘, Biomacromolecules2012,

N. Houbenov*, J. S. Haataja, H. Iatrou, N. Hadjichristidis, J. Ruokolainen, C. F. J. Faul*, O. Ikkala*, ‘Self-Assembled Polymeric Supramolecular Frameworks‘, Angewandte Chemie International Edition201150, 2516-2520

M. Li, R. J. Oakley, H. Bevan, B.M. Smarsly, S. Mann, C. F. J. Faul*, ‘Nucleotide-based Templates for Nanoparticle Production: Exploiting Multiple Noncovalent Interactions‘, Chemistry of Materials200921, 3270-3274