Fabrication of metal-ion containing layer-by-layer (LBL) assemblies has been simplified in a recently published procedure. Metallopolyelectrolytes were used to synthesise the LBL films, without the need for strict control of metal to ligand ratio, or preparation of coordination polymers. Through this synthesis fluorescent supermolecular thin films with desired colours were also fabricated.
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Yuru Lan, Limin Xu, Yun Yan, Jianbin Huang, Arie de Keizer, Nicolaas A. M. Besseling and Martien A. Cohen Stuart, Soft Matter, 2011, (Advance Article), DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01316A, Paper.