Energy harvesting in synthetic dendrimer materials

Gemma D. D'Ambruoso, Dominic V. McGrath

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In the past two and a half decades, dendrimers have emerged as a distinct branch of macromolecular chemistry. Tailoring of dendrimer structure yields precise placement of chromophores that can serve as energy harvesters, mimicking photosynthesis. The unique architecture afforded by dendrimers allows for multiple energy harvesters that can transfer their energy to a single core, which is important for optoelectronic applications such as organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). This review emphasizes the energy transfer characteristics that these dendrimers provide rather then their synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotoresponsive Polymers II
EditorsSeth Marder, Kwang-Sup Lee
Number of pages61
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameAdvances in Polymer Science
ISSN (Print)0065-3195


  • Dendrimer
  • Energy transfer
  • FRET
  • Light harvesting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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