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On the Significance of the Anchoring Group in the Design of Antenna Materials Based on Phthalocyanine Stopcocks and Zeolite L

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  • Dr. Ismael López-Duarte,

    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-497-3966
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  • Dr. Le-Quyenh Dieu,

    1. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 44-635-6802
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  • Dr. Igor Dolamic,

    1. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 44-635-6802
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  • Dr. M. Victoria Martínez-Díaz,

    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-497-3966
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  • Prof. Tomás Torres,

    Corresponding author
    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-497-3966
    2. IMDEA-Nanociencia, Facultad de Ciencias, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
    • Departamento de Química Orgánica, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain), Fax: (+34) 91-497-3966
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  • Prof. Gion Calzaferri,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, 3012 Bern (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 31-631-3994
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, 3012 Bern (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 31-631-3994
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  • Dr. Dominik Brühwiler

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    1. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 44-635-6802
    • Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 44-635-6802
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Abstract

The synthesis of stopcocks based on zinc phthalocyanine for selective adsorption at the channel entrances of zeolite L is reported. The introduction of either an inert SiMe3 moiety, an imidazolium cation or a reactive isothiocyanate (NCS) group allows attachment to the channel entrances of zeolite L through van der Waals interactions, electrostatic interactions, or covalent binding, respectively. Stopcocks that rely on van-der-Waals-driven adsorption require careful selection of the solvent used for the deposition onto the zeolite surface to avoid a nonspecific distribution of the molecules. Regarding the design of photonic antenna systems, a stopcock with a cationic tail was found to be the most convenient, based on the observation that efficient energy transfer from molecules located in the zeolite nanochannels is more readily obtained than in the other cases.

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