Functional Metallosupramolecular Materials
CHAPTER 11: Metallosupramolecular Materials for Energy Applications: Light Harvesting
Published:13 Jul 2015
Excitation energy transfer, a key process in natural light harvesting systems, has been extensively investigated with the help of synthetic molecular and supramolecular systems. The knowledge gathered from these studies has contributed to the development of novel energy harvesting materials that could find applications in nano-electronics and photonics, of which metallosupramolecular assemblies are one such class. In this chapter, the exciting developments in the use of metallosupramolecular materials in energy applications such as light harvesting are described. Emphasis is given to the state-of-the-art summary in the design and properties of metal–organic frameworks, self-assembled coordination polymers and metallogels, which all have prospects for light harvesting applications.