Advanced Materials

Organic Nanostructured Host–Guest Materials Containing Three Dyes


  • This work was partially supported by the EC RTN “Nanochannel” contract HPRN-CT-2002-00323 and the MIUR Progetto di Ricerca di Base Autonomo FIRB RBAU01N449.


Dyes inserted into the parallel nanochannels of a fully organic crystal show efficient light conversion over a wide visible spectral region, with 100 % conversion from UV to blue light. The Figure shows crystals containing either two (bottom) or three (top) dyes under UV illumination, and a top view of the structure of the dyes inserted into nanochannels (right).

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