Visible-to-UV photon upconversion in air-saturated water by multicomponent co-assembly

Yusuke Kawashima, Hironori Kouno, Kana Orihashi, Koki Nishimura, Nobuhiro Yanai, Nobuo Kimizuka

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Air-stable, visible-to-UV photon upconversion based on triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA-UC) in water has been an outstanding issue despite its importance in a wide range of applications. This is achieved by giving oxygen barrier properties to cationic acceptor self-assemblies through ion complex formation with anionic fatty acids, i.e., supramolecular crowding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-796
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular Systems Design and Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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