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Widening our knowledge of derivative fullerenes : modelling, synthesis, characterisation and application in donor-acceptor ensembles

Objective

The research objective of the seven-group 'WONDERFULL' Network is the design and construction of large, highly ordered, functional molecular and supramolecular assemblies. To do this we will use and improve our understanding of fullerene derivative chemistry to produce novel, light-driven chemical donor-acceptor ensembles. They will be engineered for optimal properties in non-linear optics and photo- conversion applications. We will capitalize on the known electron-accepting properties of the bare fullerene cages, and their enhancement by suitable fictionalization. Achievement of the target requires a Research Training Network that has multi-disciplinary input from teams working across the spectrum of chemistry, physics and materials science. This entails a programme of systematic synthesis of novel modified fullerene derivatives (Trieste, Erlangen), spectroscopic, electrochemical and photophysical measurement, materials fabrication and characterization as films, gels and coatings (Patras, Paris, Vienna), backed up by theory, modeling and molecular design (Bologna, Exeter).

Funding Scheme

NET - Research network contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Address
Stocker Road
EX4 4QD Exeter
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse
91198 Gif-sur-yvette
FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Dedalou 36
Iraklion
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Francesco Selmi 2
40126 Bologna
UNIVERSITY OF ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG
Germany
Address
Egerlandstrasse 3
91058 Erlangen
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
Address
Via Licio Giorgieri 1
34127 Trieste