Synthesis of and excited state processes in multichromophoric dendritic systems

Andrew C. Grimsdale, Tom Vosch, Marc Lor, Mircea Cotlet, Satoshi Habuchi, Johan Hofkens, Frans C. De Schryver*, Klaus Müllen

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Rigid polyphenylene dendrimers substituted with dyes are suitable substrates for the investigation of interchromophore photophysical processes as they contain discrete numbers of chromophores in well-defined spatial relationships to each other. In this contribution, we provide an overview of the synthesis of such materials and show how a combination of ensemble and single-molecule spectroscopic investigations can be used to elucidate the interchromophore excitation energy transfer processes in them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-253
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


  • Energy transfer
  • Fluorescence
  • Organic synthesis
  • Single-molecule spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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