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Transformation of H-Aggregates and J-Dimers of Water-Soluble Tetrakis (4-carboxyphenyl) Porphyrin in Polyion Complex Micelles

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College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, China
Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institution College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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Polymers 2018, 10(5), 494;
Received: 4 April 2018 / Revised: 20 April 2018 / Accepted: 28 April 2018 / Published: 3 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Hybrids and Composites)
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Tetrakis (4-carboxyphenyl) porphyrin (TCPP) and polyelectrolyte poly(N-methyl-2-vinylpyridinium iodide)-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (PMVP41-b-PEO205) can self-aggregate into polyion complex (PIC) micelles in alkaline aqueous solution. UV-vis spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, transmission electron microscope, and dynamic light scattering were carried out to study PIC micelles. Density functional theory (DFT) calculation method was applied to study the interaction of TCPP and PMVP41-b-PEO205. We found that the H-aggregates and J-dimers of anionic TCPP transformed in PIC micelles. H-aggregates of TCPP formed at the charge ratio of TCPP/PMVP41-b-PEO205 1:2 and J-dimer species at the charge ratio above 1:4, respectively. It is worth noting that the transformation from H-aggregates to J-dimer species of TCPP occurred just by adjusting the ratio of polymer and TCPP rather than by changing other factors such as pH, temperature, and ions. View Full-Text
Keywords: H-aggregates; J-dimers; transformation; porphyrin; PIC H-aggregates; J-dimers; transformation; porphyrin; PIC

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Liu, S.; Hu, C.; Wei, Y.; Duan, M.; Chen, X.; Hu, Y. Transformation of H-Aggregates and J-Dimers of Water-Soluble Tetrakis (4-carboxyphenyl) Porphyrin in Polyion Complex Micelles. Polymers 2018, 10, 494.

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