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Light-harvesting dendrimers

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Natural photosynthetic systems collect sunlight using a vast array of light-harvesting chromophores that channel the absorbed energy to a single reaction center. Recently, it has been realized that dendritic macromolecules can exhibit similar properties, though on a more modest scale. The preparation of dendritic structures and assemblies composed of numerous light-collecting chromophores that transfer their energy to a single energy ‘sink’ at the core has been achieved in a number of diverse and creative ways. These novel structures are being used as model systems in light-emitting diodes, signal amplifiers, fluorescent sensors, frequency converters, and other photonic devices.

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The article was received on 25 Jul 2000, accepted on 31 Jul 2000 and first published on 31 Aug 2000

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B005993P
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2000,0, 1701-1710

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    Light-harvesting dendrimers

    A. Adronov and J. M. J. Fréchet, Chem. Commun., 2000, 0, 1701
    DOI: 10.1039/B005993P

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