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Supramolecular polymers based on host-guest interactions for the construction of artificial light-harvesting systems

Wang, Y.; Xu, J.; Wang, R.; Liu, H.; Yu, S.; Xing, L.-B.

Spectrochimica Acta. Part a Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 279: 121402


ISSN/ISBN: 1873-3557
PMID: 35636137
Accession: 079984591

In the present work, artificial light-harvesting systems with a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) process were successfully obtained in the aqueous solution. We designed and synthesized an amphiphilic pyrene derivative with two 4-vinylpyridium arms (Pmvb), which can interact with cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) to form supramolecular polymer through host-guest interactions in aqueous solution. The formation of supramolecular polymers results in a significant enhancement of fluorescence, which makes Pmvb-CB[8] an ideal energy donor to construct artificial light-harvesting systems in the aqueous solution. Subsequently, two different fluorescence dyes Rhodamine B (RhB) and Sulforhodamine 101 (SR101) were introduced as energy acceptors into the solution of Pmvb-CB[8] respectively, to fabricate two different artificial light-harvesting systems. The obtained artificial light-harvesting systems can achieve an efficient energy transfer process from Pmvb-CB[8] to RhB or SR101 with high energy transfer efficiency.

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