Functional supramolecular systems can exploit photoinduced processes for gaining energy as well as for providing information on their state. We discuss the operation of these species from a fundamental viewpoint and we illustrate their potential to function as nanoscale devices and machines by means of selected examples.
Copper-catalysed arylations represent valid and complementary alternatives to Pd catalysis. This review discusses the different mechanisms suggested for these reactions, and summarises some of their latest applications in synthesis.
The use of biomass, bio-waste and CO2 derived raw materials, the latter synthesized using H2 produced using renewable energy sources, opens new scenarios to develop a sustainable and low carbon chemical production.
The engineering of the nanostructure of OPV based self-assemblies allows control of photoinduced energy transfer processes, leading to materials exhibiting tunable luminescence colours, including white.