Fullerodendrimers: Photophysical Properties and Applications

Author(s): Ruben Caballero, Jean-Francois Nierengarten

Journal Name: Current Physical Chemistry

Volume 1 , Issue 3 , 2011

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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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Year: 2011
Page: [195 - 215]
Pages: 21
DOI: 10.2174/1877946811101030195
Price: $25

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