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When self-assembly meets biology: luminescent platinum complexes for imaging applications

23 June, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4144-4166
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60453E, Review ArticleMatteo Mauro, Alessandro Aliprandi, Dedy Septiadi, Nermin Seda Kehr, Luisa De Cola
Self-assembled luminescent structures based on platinum complexes. A new tool for bioimaging?
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Photoactive assemblies of organic compounds and biomolecules: drug-protein supramolecular systems

23 June, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4102-4122
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60413F, Review ArticleIgnacio Vaya, Virginie Lhiaubet-Vallet, M. Consuelo Jimenez, Miguel A. Miranda
Modification of the drug excited state properties within proteins provides information on binding and may result in a different photoreactivity.
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Photoinduced electron transfer across molecular bridges: electron- and hole-transfer superexchange pathways

23 June, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4005-4018
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60463B, Tutorial ReviewMirco Natali, Sebastiano Campagna, Franco Scandola
A tutorial review outlining a general conceptual framework, based on superexchange, to discuss the role of chemical bridges in photoinduced electron transfer processes.
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Light to investigate (read) and operate (write) molecular devices and machines

23 June, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4068-4083
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60400D, Tutorial ReviewPaola Ceroni, Alberto Credi, Margherita Venturi
Functional supramolecular systems can exploit photoinduced processes for gaining energy as well as for providing information on their state. We discuss the operation of these species from a fundamental viewpoint and we illustrate their potential to function as nanoscale devices and machines by means of selected examples.
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Oligo(phenylenevinylene) hybrids and self-assemblies: versatile materials for excitation energy transfer

23 June, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4222-4242
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60406C, Review ArticleVakayil K. Praveen, Choorikkat Ranjith, Elisa Bandini, Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, Nicola Armaroli
The engineering of the nanostructure of OPV based self-assemblies allows control of photoinduced energy transfer processes, leading to materials exhibiting tunable luminescence colours, including white.
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Chemical designs of functional photoactive molecular assemblies

23 June, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4199-4221
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60375J, Review ArticleQifan Yan, Zhouyang Luo, Kang Cai, Yuguo Ma, Dahui Zhao
Molecular assemblies with defined structures capable of photo-induced electron transfer or photochemical reactions are reviewed, emphasizing their supramolecular features.
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Template effects and supramolecular control of photoreactions in solution

23 June, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4179-4198
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60366K, Review ArticleBrigitte Bibal, Cedric Mongin, Dario M. Bassani
A review of supramolecular and template effects on photochemical reactions in solution is presented.
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Supramolecular photochemistry of drugs in biomolecular environments

23 June, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4051-4067
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60402K, Tutorial ReviewSandra Monti, Ilse Manet
We illustrate how the interaction of drugs with proteins or DNA in supramolecular complexes can influence the reactions initiated by drug absorbed photons, evidencing the differences with respect to solution.
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Supramolecular dynamics

23 June, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4037-4050
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60352K, Tutorial ReviewOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Cornelia Bohne
The conceptual framework for the kinetic studies to characterize the dynamics of supramolecular systems is described.
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Evolution of epitaxial semiconductor nanodots and nanowires from supersaturated wetting layers

19 June, 2014 - 01:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00077C, Tutorial ReviewJianjun Zhang, Moritz Brehm, Martyna Grydlik, Oliver G. Schmidt
We highlight the key role of supersaturated, planar epitaxial layers in the formation of highly homogeneously-sized nanodots, perfectly ordered nanodots and nanodot-molecules, and nanowires.
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Engineering plasmonic metal colloids through composition and structural design

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3823-3834
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60347D, Tutorial ReviewN. E. Motl, A. F. Smith, C. J. DeSantis, S. E. Skrabalak
This Tutorial Review examines the effects of composition, particle size and shape, overall architecture, and local environment on the optical properties of metal colloids.
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Plasmonic nanomaterials for biodiagnostics

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3835-3853
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60346F, Tutorial ReviewPhilip D. Howes, Subinoy Rana, Molly M. Stevens
We discuss plasmonic nanomaterials as biodiagnostic tools, and how their properties yield tunable optical signals and surface enhanced Raman signals.
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Nanoplasmonics

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3820-3822
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90026J, EditorialLuis M. Liz-Marzan, Catherine J. Murphy, Jianfang Wang
Guest editors Luis Liz-Marzan, Catherine Murphy and Jianfang Wang introduce the Nanoplasmonics themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
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Optical absorption and scattering spectroscopies of single nano-objects

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3921-3956
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60367A, Review ArticleAurelien Crut, Paolo Maioli, Natalia Del Fatti, Fabrice Vallee
This review focuses on optical detection and spectroscopy of single nano-objects for nanophysics investigation.
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Mapping plasmons at the nanometer scale in an electron microscope

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3865-3883
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60478K, Tutorial ReviewMathieu Kociak, Odile Stephan
EELS and cathodoluminescence are highly relevant tools to map plasmons within metallic nanoparticles much smaller than the wavelength of light.
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Self-assembled plasmonic nanostructures

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3976-3991
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60341E, Review ArticleAnna Klinkova, Rachelle M. Choueiri, Eugenia Kumacheva
This review highlights recent advances in the field of self-assembled plasmonic nanostructures, their optical properties and applications.
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Heavily-doped colloidal semiconductor and metal oxide nanocrystals: an emerging new class of plasmonic nanomaterials

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3908-3920
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60417A, Tutorial ReviewXin Liu, Mark T. Swihart
A new class of plasmonic nanomaterials, based upon heavily-doped semiconductors and metal oxides, is rapidly developing and showing great promise for biomedical and optoelectronic applications.
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Nanoplasmonics for chemistry

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3898-3907
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60364D, Tutorial ReviewGuillaume Baffou, Romain Quidant
We discuss how nanoplasmonics can benefit chemistry and review the most recent developments in this new and fast growing field of research.
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New materials for tunable plasmonic colloidal nanocrystals

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3957-3975
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60265F, Review ArticleAlberto Comin, Liberato Manna
We present a review on the emerging materials for novel plasmonic colloidal nanocrystals.
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Probing subdiffraction limit separations with plasmon coupling microscopy: concepts and applications

9 June, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3884-3897
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60340G, Tutorial ReviewLinxi Wu, Bjorn M. Reinhard
This Tutorial Review introduces the concept of distance dependent plasmon coupling and its application in biosensing and imaging.
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