Reconstruction of the molecular structure of a multichromophoric system using single-molecule defocused wide-field imaging

Sujin Ham, Jaesung Yang, Felix Schlosser, Frank Würthner, Dongho Kim

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Abstract

Single-molecule defocused wide-field imaging (DWFI) has been demonstrated to be useful to determine molecular structure parameters, such as the orientations of transition dipole moments and the angular relationships between chromophores in multichromophoric molecular systems. For a series of acetylene-linked perylene bisimide (PBI) macrocycles with different ring size comprising three to six PBI dyes, we reconstructed the molecular structure of the multichromophoric system using DWFI method. Furthermore, we revealed that the structural heterogeneities and distortions depend on the ring size. Our findings illustrate the use of DWFI to gain deeper insight into the structure-property relationships of artificial light-harvesting molecular systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2830-2835
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Volume5
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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