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Synthetic strategies tailoring colours in multichromophoric organic nanostructures

Kulyk, Olesia, Rocard, Lou, Maggini, Laura and Bonifazi, Davide 2020. Synthetic strategies tailoring colours in multichromophoric organic nanostructures. Chemical Society Reviews 49 (23) , pp. 8400-8424. 10.1039/C9CS00555B

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Abstract

There has never been a time when colour did not fascinate humanity, inspiring an unceasing manufacturing of a kaleidoscopic variety of dyes and pigments that brought about great revolutions in art, cosmetics, fashion, and our lifestyle as a whole. Over the centuries these tints evolved from raw earths to molecular masterpieces devised by expert chemists whose properties are now being exploited far beyond traditional applications. Mimicking Nature, a timely challenge, regards the preparation of innovative and highly efficient multi-coloured architectures structured at the molecular and nanoscopic scale with specific light-absorbing and light-emitting properties. This tutorial review provides an overview on the chemical strategies developed to engineer and customise these ingenious coloured nanostructures tackling the current performance of organic matter in cutting edge technological sectors, such as solar energy conversion.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 Unported Licence
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 0306-0012
Funders: European Research Council
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 January 2021
Date of Acceptance: 27 October 2020
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2021 10:30
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/137247

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