Among the large number of molecular subunits used for dendrimer chemistry, C60 has proven to be a versatile building block and fullerene-functionalized dendrimers, i.e. fullerodendrimers, have generated significant research activities in recent years. In particular, the peculiar physical properties of fullerene derivatives make fullerodendrimers attractive candidates for a variety of interesting features in supramolecular chemistry and materials science. In this review, selected examples of photoactive fullerene-containing dendrimers are presented to highlight the specific features resulting from the dendritic structures.
Keywords: Dendrimer, fullerene, optical limiting, solar cells, photophysical properties, NVT, OPV, MPA, Dendritic Effects, DLS, AFM, ITO/SnO2 electrode, NHE, IPCE values, conduction band (CB)
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