Artificial Light-Harvesting System Based on Multifunctional Surface-Cross-Linked Micelles

Authors

  • Hui-Qing Peng,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 29 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190 (China)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong 515063 (China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Yu-Zhe Chen,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 29 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190 (China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Prof. Yan Zhao,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3111 (USA)
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  • Prof. Qing-Zheng Yang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 29 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190 (China)
    • Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 29 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190 (China)
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  • Prof. Li-Zhu Wu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 29 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190 (China)
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  • Prof. Chen-Ho Tung,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 29 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190 (China)
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  • Prof. Li-Ping Zhang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 29 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190 (China)
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  • Prof. Qing-Xiao Tong

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong 515063 (China)
    • Department of Chemistry, Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong 515063 (China)
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  • We thank Prof. Roman Boulatov (UIUC) for his useful discussion. We are grateful for financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91027041, 21102155, 21072202, 20973189), the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Bureau of Basic Sciences of CAS (KJCX2-EW-W09). Y.Z. thanks the U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Basic Energy Sciences (grant DE-SC0002142) for partial support of the research.

Abstract

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A good harvest: Two self-assembling strategies (micellization and electrostatic attraction) and covalent capture were employed to construct a robust, inexpensive, efficient artificial light-harvesting system (see picture). The synthesis was achieved by a one-pot reaction. A high density of the antenna chromophores was achieved without self-quenching and excimer formation, thus affording extremely efficient energy transfer.

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