Polymeric nanoparticles are versatile scaffolds to develop smart multichromophoric systems whose collective optical properties can be tuned in view of a specific application. Addition of water (nonsolvent) to diluted THF solutions of a blue emitting π-stacked polymer and a yellow emitting dye induces nanoparticle polymer/dye coaggregation. At 70% water content, concomitantly to nanoparticle shrinking, the emission efficiency increases and the color switches from blue to yellow. Time-resolved fluorescence analysis demonstrates that the switch in the nanoparticle emission is governed by an aggregation-induced Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) process from the polymer to the molecularly embedded dye activated at a local concentration of about 10–2 M within the nanoparticles

Aggregation-induced Förster resonance energy transfer in polybenzofulvene/dye nanoparticles

MURA, ANTONIO ANDREA;BONGIOVANNI, GIOVANNI LUIGI CARLO;
2015

Abstract

Polymeric nanoparticles are versatile scaffolds to develop smart multichromophoric systems whose collective optical properties can be tuned in view of a specific application. Addition of water (nonsolvent) to diluted THF solutions of a blue emitting π-stacked polymer and a yellow emitting dye induces nanoparticle polymer/dye coaggregation. At 70% water content, concomitantly to nanoparticle shrinking, the emission efficiency increases and the color switches from blue to yellow. Time-resolved fluorescence analysis demonstrates that the switch in the nanoparticle emission is governed by an aggregation-induced Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) process from the polymer to the molecularly embedded dye activated at a local concentration of about 10–2 M within the nanoparticles
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