Folding-induced exciton coupling in homo- and heterodimers of merocyanine dyes

David Bialas, Eva Kirchner, Frank Würthner

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Two identical or different merocyanine dyes were tethered by a rigid diphenylacetylene spacer unit that enables the folding of the two dyes into co-facially π-stacked structures in solvents of low polarity. Whilst the solvent-dependent absorption spectra of homodimers of identical dyes are easily interpreted as H-aggregates by exciton theory, the spectra of the heterodimers constitute a novel and more interesting case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3777-3780
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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