Next Article in Journal
Self-Assembled, Adjuvant/Antigen-Based Nanovaccine Mediates Anti-Tumor Immune Response against Melanoma Tumor
Next Article in Special Issue
Two Orders of Magnitude Variation of Diffusion-Enhanced Förster Resonance Energy Transfer in Polypeptide Chains
Previous Article in Journal
Design and Biophysical Characterization of Poly (l-Lactic) Acid Microcarriers with and without Modification of Chitosan and Nanohydroxyapatite
Previous Article in Special Issue
Conformational Transitions of Polymer Chains in Solutions Characterized by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer
Article Menu
Issue 10 (October) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Polymers 2018, 10(10), 1062;

Energy Transfer in Dendritic Systems Having Pyrene Peripheral Groups as Donors and Different Acceptor Groups

Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior Ciudad Universitaria, Ciudad de México C.P. 04510, Mexico
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 August 2018 / Accepted: 19 September 2018 / Published: 25 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Characterization)
Full-Text   |   PDF [7124 KB, uploaded 25 September 2018]   |  


In this feature article, a specific overview of resonance energy transfer (FRET) in dendritic molecules was performed. We focused mainly on constructs bearing peripheral pyrene groups as donor moieties using different acceptor groups, such as porphyrin, fullerene C60, ruthenium-bipyridine complexes, and cyclen-core. We have studied the effect of all the different donor-acceptor pairs in the energy transfer efficiency (FRET). In all cases, high FRET efficiency values were observed. View Full-Text
Keywords: pyrene; dendritic molecules; energy transfer pyrene; dendritic molecules; energy transfer

Graphical abstract

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Porcu, P.; Vonlanthen, M.; Ruiu, A.; González-Méndez, I.; Rivera, E. Energy Transfer in Dendritic Systems Having Pyrene Peripheral Groups as Donors and Different Acceptor Groups. Polymers 2018, 10, 1062.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Polymers EISSN 2073-4360 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top