Excitonic Coupling in Linear and Trefoil Trimer Perylenediimide Molecules Probed by Single-Molecule Spectroscopy

dc.contributor.authorYoo, Hyejin
dc.contributor.authorFurumaki, Shu
dc.contributor.authorYang, Jaesung
dc.contributor.authorLee, Ji-Eun
dc.contributor.authorChung, Heejae
dc.contributor.authorOba, Tatsuya
dc.contributor.authorKobayashi, Hiroyuki
dc.contributor.authorRybtchinski, Boris
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Thea M.
dc.contributor.authorWasielewski, Michael R.
dc.contributor.authorVacha, Martin
dc.contributor.authorKim, Dongho
dc.contributor.institutionYonsei University, Seoul 120-749, South Korea
dc.contributor.institutionTokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
dc.contributor.institutionNorthwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-3113, United States
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:17:44Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:17:44Z
dc.date.issued2012-10-11
dc.date.published-online2012-10-11
dc.date.published-print2012-10-25
dc.description.abstractPerylenediimide (PDI) molecules are promising building blocks for photophysical studies of electronic interactions within multichromophore arrays. Such PDI arrays are important materials for fabrication of molecular nanodevices such as organic light-emitting diodes, organic semiconductors, and biosensors because of their high photostability, chemical and physical inertness, electron affinity, and high tinctorial strength over the entire visible spectrum. In this work, PDIs have been organized into linear (L3) and trefoil (T3) trimer molecules and investigated by single-molecule fluorescence microscopy to probe the relationship between molecular structures and interchromophoric electronic interactions. We found a broad distribution of coupling strengths in both L3 and T3 and hence strong/weak coupling between PDI units by monitoring spectral peak shifts in single-molecule fluorescence spectra upon sequential photobleaching of each constituent chromophore. In addition, we used a wide-field defocused imaging technique to resolve heterogeneities in molecular structures of L3 and T3 embedded in a PMMA polymer matrix. A systematic comparison between the two sets of experimental results allowed us to infer the correlation between intermolecular interactions and molecular structures. Our results show control of the PDI intermolecular interactions using suitable multichromophoric structures. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank Dr. Satoshi Habuchi (currently at KAUST, Saudi Arabia) for helpful discussions. This research was financially supported by World Class University (R32-2010-000-10217) and Midcareer Researcher (2010-0029668) Programs from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST) of Korea (D.K.), by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research No. 23651107 of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (M.V.), and by a Research Grant of Ogasawara Foundation (M.V.). Research at Northwestern University was supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, DOE under grant no. DE-FG02-99ER14999 (M.R.W.).
dc.identifier.citationYoo H, Furumaki S, Yang J, Lee J-E, Chung H, et al. (2012) Excitonic Coupling in Linear and Trefoil Trimer Perylenediimide Molecules Probed by Single-Molecule Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem B 116: 12878–12886. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp307394x.
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/jp307394x
dc.identifier.issn1520-6106
dc.identifier.issn1520-5207
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Physical Chemistry B
dc.identifier.pmid23003328
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598270
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.titleExcitonic Coupling in Linear and Trefoil Trimer Perylenediimide Molecules Probed by Single-Molecule Spectroscopy
dc.typeArticle
display.details.left<span><h5>Type</h5>Article<br><br><h5>Authors</h5><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Yoo, Hyejin,equals">Yoo, Hyejin</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Furumaki, Shu,equals">Furumaki, Shu</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Yang, Jaesung,equals">Yang, Jaesung</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Lee, Ji-Eun,equals">Lee, Ji-Eun</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Chung, Heejae,equals">Chung, Heejae</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Oba, Tatsuya,equals">Oba, Tatsuya</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Kobayashi, Hiroyuki,equals">Kobayashi, Hiroyuki</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Rybtchinski, Boris,equals">Rybtchinski, Boris</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Wilson, Thea M.,equals">Wilson, Thea M.</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Wasielewski, Michael R.,equals">Wasielewski, Michael R.</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Vacha, Martin,equals">Vacha, Martin</a><br><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.author=Kim, Dongho,equals">Kim, Dongho</a><br><br><h5>Online Publication Date</h5>2012-10-11<br><br><h5>Print Publication Date</h5>2012-10-25<br><br><h5>Date</h5>2012-10-11</span>
display.details.right<span><h5>Abstract</h5>Perylenediimide (PDI) molecules are promising building blocks for photophysical studies of electronic interactions within multichromophore arrays. Such PDI arrays are important materials for fabrication of molecular nanodevices such as organic light-emitting diodes, organic semiconductors, and biosensors because of their high photostability, chemical and physical inertness, electron affinity, and high tinctorial strength over the entire visible spectrum. In this work, PDIs have been organized into linear (L3) and trefoil (T3) trimer molecules and investigated by single-molecule fluorescence microscopy to probe the relationship between molecular structures and interchromophoric electronic interactions. We found a broad distribution of coupling strengths in both L3 and T3 and hence strong/weak coupling between PDI units by monitoring spectral peak shifts in single-molecule fluorescence spectra upon sequential photobleaching of each constituent chromophore. In addition, we used a wide-field defocused imaging technique to resolve heterogeneities in molecular structures of L3 and T3 embedded in a PMMA polymer matrix. A systematic comparison between the two sets of experimental results allowed us to infer the correlation between intermolecular interactions and molecular structures. Our results show control of the PDI intermolecular interactions using suitable multichromophoric structures. © 2012 American Chemical Society.<br><br><h5>Citation</h5>Yoo H, Furumaki S, Yang J, Lee J-E, Chung H, et al. (2012) Excitonic Coupling in Linear and Trefoil Trimer Perylenediimide Molecules Probed by Single-Molecule Spectroscopy. J Phys Chem B 116: 12878–12886. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp307394x.<br><br><h5>Acknowledgements</h5>The authors thank Dr. Satoshi Habuchi (currently at KAUST, Saudi Arabia) for helpful discussions. This research was financially supported by World Class University (R32-2010-000-10217) and Midcareer Researcher (2010-0029668) Programs from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST) of Korea (D.K.), by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research No. 23651107 of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (M.V.), and by a Research Grant of Ogasawara Foundation (M.V.). Research at Northwestern University was supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, DOE under grant no. DE-FG02-99ER14999 (M.R.W.).<br><br><h5>Publisher</h5><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.publisher=American Chemical Society (ACS),equals">American Chemical Society (ACS)</a><br><br><h5>Journal</h5><a href="https://repository.kaust.edu.sa/search?spc.sf=dc.date.issued&spc.sd=DESC&f.journal=The Journal of Physical Chemistry B,equals">The Journal of Physical Chemistry B</a><br><br><h5>DOI</h5><a href="https://doi.org/10.1021/jp307394x">10.1021/jp307394x</a><br><br><h5>PubMed ID</h5><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23003328">23003328</a></span>
orcid.authorYoo, Hyejin
orcid.authorFurumaki, Shu
orcid.authorYang, Jaesung
orcid.authorLee, Ji-Eun
orcid.authorChung, Heejae
orcid.authorOba, Tatsuya
orcid.authorKobayashi, Hiroyuki
orcid.authorRybtchinski, Boris
orcid.authorWilson, Thea M.
orcid.authorWasielewski, Michael R.
orcid.authorVacha, Martin
orcid.authorKim, Dongho
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