Quantitative Supramolecular Heterodimerization for Efficient Energy Transfer

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The challenge of quantitatively forming self‐assembled heterodimers without other equilibrium by‐products is overcome through self‐sorting favored by the introduction of designed shape‐complementary moieties. Such a supramolecular strategy based on cucurbit[8]uril‐directed dimerization is further applied to generate hetero‐chromophore dimers quantitatively, leading to efficient energy transfer (>85 %) upon photoexcitation.

Guanglu Wu
Guanglu Wu
Principal Investigator

Research interests: multi-component functional assemblies, noncovalent dimerization, supramolecular catalysis, and smart soft matter