Visible-light-harvesting organogel composed of cholesterol-based perylene derivatives

Kazunori Sugiyasu, Norifumi Fujita, Seiji Shinkai

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A rich harvest: A visible-light-harvesting system has been created utilizing an organogel medium (see picture; the inset shows different gel mixtures). Mixing four different perylene derivatives in the gel phase sets up an energy gradient in the gel fibrils. The well-defined nanofibers harvest a wide range of light energy in the visible region (i.e., sunlight) to the energy sink in a stepwise manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229-1233
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Feb 27 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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