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Issue 82, 2018
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Fine-tuning the assemblies of carbon nanodots and porphyrins

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We present charge-transfer assemblies of electron accepting, pressure-synthesized carbon nanodots (pCNDs) and an electron donating porphyrin. Amidine derivatization of the porphyrin allows for hydrogen bonding interactions with the carboxyl groups on the surface of pCNDs, which drive the formation of the assembly. Upon photoexcitation, this electron donor–acceptor supramolecular construct features ultrafast charge separation, and subsequent charge recombination in 27 ps.

Graphical abstract: Fine-tuning the assemblies of carbon nanodots and porphyrins

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The article was received on 25 Jun 2018, accepted on 21 Sep 2018 and first published on 24 Sep 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05069D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 11642-11644

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    Fine-tuning the assemblies of carbon nanodots and porphyrins

    T. Scharl, A. Cadranel, P. Haines, V. Strauss, S. Bernhardt, S. Vela, C. Atienza, F. Gröhn, N. Martín and D. M. Guldi, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 11642
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05069D

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