Azobenzene dendronized carbon nanoparticles: The effect of light antenna

Qun Wang, Siu Fung Lee, Changyu Tang, Jimmy Chai Mei Yu, Ken C F LEUNG*, Ka Wai Wong

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Fluorescent carbon nanoparticles are grafted with azobenzene dendrons, giving unique dendronized carbon nanoparticles that exhibit an increased quantum yield by as much as ∼74% at a low concentration. Such an improvement is attributed to the strong light harvesting capability of grafted azobenzene dendrons that act as "light antenna" to collect photons and the excitons generated then traverse to adjacent central carbon nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18193-18197
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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