Porphyrin-containing hyperbranched supramolecular polymers: enhancing singlet-oxygen-generation efficiency by supramolecular polymerization

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Hyperbranched supramolecular polymers were obtained by mixing a naphthyl-substituted porphyrin derivative and cucurbit[8]uril in aqueous solution, which was driven by host–guest interactions. The formation of a supramolecular polymeric structure can cause disruption of the porphyrin aggregation, thus leading to enhancement of their 1O2-generation efficiency.

Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 53-56
Zehuan Huang
Zehuan Huang
Principal Investigator

Father, Husband, Son & Researcher in Supramolecular Biomaterials.