AIE-Active Supramolecular Assemblies of TPE-DNA Conjugates

Rothenbühler, Simon; Langenegger, Simon Matthias; Häner, Robert (6 September 2019). AIE-Active Supramolecular Assemblies of TPE-DNA Conjugates (Unpublished). In: Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2019. University of Zurich, Irchel Campus. 06.09.2019.

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Opposite to many chromophores that suffer from aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ), aggregation-induced emission (AIE) type chromophores exhibit intense fluorescence and efficient energy transfer in molecular assemblies. That is why aggregation-induced emitters have gained much attention in the fields of optoelectronic devices and the creation of artificial light-harvesting systems among others.[1] Previous work demonstrated light-harvesting in supramolecular vesicles assembled from phenanthrene-DNA conjugates.[2] In this work, the phenanthrenes have been replaced by either E-tetraphenylethylenes (TPEs) (Figure 1A) or Z-TPEs and resulted in the formation of AIE-active supramolecular assemblies. As evidenced by AFM, duplex 1 self-assembles in aqueous medium into spherical objects (Figure 1B). Similar results are also obtained for Z-TPE-modified DNA conjugates. Spectroscopic data as well as physicochemical properties of the supramolecular arrays will be presented and discussed on this poster.

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08 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DCBP)

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Rothenbühler, Simon, Langenegger, Simon Matthias, Häner, Robert


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry




Simon Rothenbühler

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17 Sep 2019 15:46

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05 Dec 2022 15:30




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