Get access
Advertisement

Guest-Responsive Fluorescence of Inclusion Crystals with π-Stacked Supramolecular Beads

Authors

  • Tomoaki Hinoue,

    1. Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Dr. Mikiji Miyata,

    1. Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Ichiro Hisaki,

    1. Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Dr. Norimitsu Tohnai

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    2. Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), PRESTO, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
    • Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
    Search for more papers by this author

  • This work was financially supported by the Research fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for Young Scientists, the Global COE (center of excellence) Program “Global Education and Research Center for Bio-Environmental Chemistry” of Osaka University, and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Coordination Programming” (area 2107, no. 22108517) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (Japan).

Abstract

original image

Luminescent jewels: Unusually shaped fluorescent supramolecular clusters assemble into one-dimensional π-stacked supramolecular beads to eventually crystallize with a wide range of solvent molecules (see picture). The included solvent molecules modulate the fluorescence colors of the inclusion crystals from blue to orange-yellow as is known for the colors of gemstones.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary