Self-assembly of a hexagonal supramolecular light-harvesting array from chlorophyll a trefoil building blocks

Victoria L. Gunderson, Sarah M. Mickley Conron, Michael R. Wasielewski

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Small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering in solution reveals that chlorophyll (Chl) trefoils self-assemble in the presence of 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) to yield supramolecular cyclic trimers. Two Chls of each trefoil coordinate to DABCO to form the vertices of the hexagonal structure, while the remaining Chl acts like a substituent on the benzene-like assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 5 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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