The Dutch National Research School Combination Catalysis (NRSC-C) and the Council for the Chemical Sciences of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (CW-NWO) are acknowledged for financial support to R. van H., J.A.A.W.E. (Veni grant), and A.E.R. (Vidi grant).
Molecular Materials by Self-Assembly of Porphyrins, Phthalocyanines, and Perylenes†
Article first published online: 10 APR 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Special Issue: Supramolecular Approaches to Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology
Volume 18, Issue 10, pages 1251–1266, May, 2006
How to Cite
Elemans, J. A. A. W., van Hameren, R., Nolte, R. J. M. and Rowan, A. E. (2006), Molecular Materials by Self-Assembly of Porphyrins, Phthalocyanines, and Perylenes. Adv. Mater., 18: 1251–1266. doi: 10.1002/adma.200502498
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 10 APR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 22 NOV 2005
- Light harvesting;
- Molecular materials;
- Polymeric materials;
- Supramolecular assembly
Porphyrins, phthalocyanines, and perylenes are compounds with great potential for serving as components of molecular materials that possess unique electronic, magnetic and photophysical properties. In general, a highly specific communication between a large number of these chromophores is required in order to express their function to a maximal level, and for this reason it is of importance to construct arrays in which the molecules are organized in well-defined geometries with respect to their neighbors. This review is an account of some recent efforts to construct highly ordered assemblies of porphyrins, phthalocyanines, and perylenes by means of self-assembly in solution and on surfaces, and by attaching them to polymeric scaffolds.