Emission color tuning and white-light generation based on photochromic control of energy transfer reactions in polymer micelles
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

We encapsulate a fluorescent donor molecule and a photochromic acceptor unit (photoswitch) in polymer micelles and show that the color of the emitted fluorescence is continuously changed from blue to yellow upon light-induced isomerization of the acceptor. Interestingly, white-light generation is achieved in between. With the photoswitch in the colorless form, intense blue emission from the donor is observed, while UV-induced isomerization to the colored form induces an energy transfer reaction that quenches the donor emission and sensitizes the yellow emission from the colored photoswitch. The process is reversed by exposure to visible light, triggering isomerization to the colorless form.


Magnus Bälter

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemi och biokemi

Shiming Li

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemi och biokemi

Masakazu Morimoto

Rikkyo University

Sicheng Tang

University of Miami

Jordi Hernando

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Gonzalo Guirado

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Masahiro Irie

Rikkyo University

Françisco M. Raymo

University of Miami

Joakim Andreasson

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemi och biokemi

Chemical Science

2041-6520 (ISSN) 2041-6539 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 9 5867-5871


Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik


Fysikalisk kemi



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