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.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 15963-15967
Zehuan Huang
Zehuan Huang
Principal Investigator

Father, Husband, Son & Researcher in Supramolecular Biomaterials.