A Supramolecular Artificial Light-Harvesting System with an Ultrahigh Antenna Effect
Li, J.-J.; Chen, Y.; Yu, J.; Cheng, N.; Liu, Y.
Advanced Materials 29(30)
An efficient artificial light-harvesting system is fabricated from a cyclic polysaccharide, sulfato-β-cyclodextrin (SCD); an aggregation-induced emission molecule, an oligo(phenylenevinylene) derivative (OPV-I); and a fluorescent dye, nile red (NiR), via noncovalent interactions in an aqueous solution. In this system, the OPV-I/SCD supramolecular assembly acts as a donor, and NiR that is loaded into the OPV-I/SCD assembly acts as an acceptor. Significantly, an efficient energy-transfer process occurs between the OPV-I/SCD assembly and the loaded NiR, leading to an extremely high antenna effect.