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All Organic Host–Guest Crystals Based on a Dumb-Bell-Shaped Conjugated Host for Light Harvesting through Resonant Energy Transfer

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  • Dr. Reingard Winkler,

    1. Istituto per lo studio delle Macromolecole (ISMAC), CNR, Via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02.70636400
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  • Dr. Ricarda Berger,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Berne, Freiestrasse 3, 3012 Bern (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 31 631-3993
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  • Marianna Manca,

    1. Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands)
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  • Prof. Jürg Hulliger,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Berne, Freiestrasse 3, 3012 Bern (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 31 631-3993
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Berne, Freiestrasse 3, 3012 Bern (Switzerland), Fax: (+41) 31 631-3993
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  • Prof. Edwin Weber,

    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Leipziger Strasse 29, 09596 Freiberg/Sachsen (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Maria A. Loi,

    Corresponding author
    1. Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands)
    • Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (The Netherlands)
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  • Dr. Chiara Botta

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    1. Istituto per lo studio delle Macromolecole (ISMAC), CNR, Via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02.70636400
    • Istituto per lo studio delle Macromolecole (ISMAC), CNR, Via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano (Italy), Fax: (+39) 02.70636400
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Abstract

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Together we glow: Fully organic host–guest crystals with two dyes inserted in their parallel nanochannels display broad emission in the visible range thanks to resonant energy transfer. The conjugated host crystal provides light harvesting in the UV region.

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