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Chemical designs of functional photoactive molecular assemblies

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Abstract

Molecular assemblies with well-defined structures capable of photo-induced electron transfer and charge transport or photochemical reactions are reviewed. Hierarchical supramolecular architectures, which assemble the modular units into specific spatial arrangements and facilitate them to work cooperatively, are vital for the achievement of photo-functions in these systems. The chemical design of molecular building blocks and noncovalent interactions exploited to realize supramolecular organizations are particularly discussed. Reviewing and recapitulating the chemical evolution traces of these accomplished systems will hopefully delineate certain fundamental design principles and guidelines useful for developing more advanced functions in the future.

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Submitted
22 Oct 2013
First published
04 Feb 2014

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 4199-4221
Article type
Review Article
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Chemical designs of functional photoactive molecular assemblies

Q. Yan, Z. Luo, K. Cai, Y. Ma and D. Zhao, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 4199
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60375J

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