Pyrene-labeled dendrimers functionalized with fullerene C60 or porphyrin core as light harvesting antennas

Mireille Vonlanthen, Julio Gonzalez-Ortega, Pasquale Porcu, Andrea Ruiu, Efraín Rodríguez-Alba, Amanda Cevallos-Vallejo, Ernesto Rivera

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Pyrene-labeled dendrimers linked to a fullerene C60 or a porphyrin core were designed and synthesized through a convergent synthetic pathway. The energy transfer process that is occuring inside the obtained dendrimers was studied by measuring and analysing their absorbance and fluorescence emission properties. All absorption spectra are showing the typical absorption band of pyrene. No ground state interaction was detected between pyrene and porphyrin whereas a slight interaction was observed between pyrene and fullerene C60. An almost quantitative quenching of the pyrene fluorescence emission was observed when coupled with fullerene C60 as well as with porphyrin, indicating effective energy transfer. In the case of fullerene C60, no emission could be seen due its weak intrinsic emission. When the acceptor was a porphyrin moiety, fluorescence emission was observed from the free porphyrin as well as from the Zn complex analogue.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)195-201
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónSynthetic Metals
EstadoPublicada - nov. 2018
Publicado de forma externa

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