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Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemSusChem, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry

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May 23, 2014

New Multichromophoric Ligand for Light Harvesting

New Multichromophoric Ligand for Light Harvesting

Light-harvesting antennae are of great importance for the development of efficient solar cells. Multichromophoric systems capable of harvesting light are of interest as they can be used in multicomponent systems in which the different chromophores are in close contact to favor energy and/or electron transfer, so that the excitation energy can be funneled to a specific acceptor. If one of these chromophores is also a good ligand for metal ions, new interesting properties can arise in a supramolecular system, such as control of the energy/electron transfer processes by changing the metal ion or the ability to generate supramolecular architectures and coordination polymers. To find out more about this subject read the paper by Marc Gingras, Aix-Marseille Université, France, Giacomo Bergamini, University of Bologna, Italy, and co-workers

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