A novel supramolecular device with a tunable absorption spectrum

Authors

  • Prof. Normand Voyer,

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    1. Département de Chimie, Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, Québec, J1K2R1 (Canada)
    • Département de Chimie, Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, Québec, J1K2R1 (Canada)
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  • François Maltais

    1. Département de Chimie, Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, Québec, J1K2R1 (Canada)
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  • Financial support from NSERC of Canada, FCAR of Québec, and Université de Sherbrooke is gratefully acknowledged. The authors thank Prof. Ghislain Deslongchamps (University of New-Brunswick) and Prof. Craig Wilcox (University of Pittsburgh) for kindly providing computer programs for the determination of binding constants.

Abstract

Supramolecular systems whose spectroscopic properties are influenced by the recognition of specific guest species are of interest in the development of molecular probes and optical sensors. Here, peptidic frameworks and metalloporphyrins are combined to develop a new way of signalling recognition phenomena and molecular-based devices with tunable spectroscopic properties.

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