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The use of aromatic organic macrocycles as supramolecular hosts for non-covalent energy transfer is reported herein. These macrocycles lead to stronger binding and more efficient energy transfer compared to commercially available γ-cyclodextrin. This energy transfer was particularly efficient for the highly toxic benzo[a]pyrene with a fluorescent BODIPY acceptor, with up to a 5-fold increase in the fluorophore emission observed.
Radaram, B., Potvin, J., & Levine, M. Highly Efficient Non-Covalent Energy Transfer in All-Organic Macrocycles. Chemical Communications 49.74 (2013), 8259-8261.
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