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Issue 3, 2010
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Self-assembly of a hexagonal supramolecular light-harvesting array from chlorophyll a trefoil building blocks

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Small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering in solution reveals that chlorophyll (Chl) trefoils self-assemble in the presence of 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) to yield supramolecular cyclic trimers. Two Chls of each trefoil coordinate to DABCO to form the vertices of the hexagonal structure, while the remaining Chl acts like a substituent on the benzene-like assembly.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of a hexagonal supramolecular light-harvesting array from chlorophyll a trefoil building blocks

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Submitted
08 Oct 2009
Accepted
18 Nov 2009
First published
01 Dec 2009

Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 401-403
Article type
Communication

Self-assembly of a hexagonal supramolecular light-harvesting array from chlorophyll a trefoil building blocks

V. L. Gunderson, S. M. Mickley Conron and M. R. Wasielewski, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 401
DOI: 10.1039/B921084A

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