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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 221-225

Microcrystals of an organic fluorescent dye grown in the presence of various PAMAM dendrimers: Control of the morphology and optical properties

Laboratoire des Interactions Moléculaires Réactivité Chimique et Photochimique, UMR CNRS 5623, Université Paul Sabatier, 118 route de Narbonne, Toulouse cedex 31062, France

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Microcrystals of a fluorescent dye, 4-n-octylamino-7-nitrobenzoxadiazole, were prepared by the reprecipitation method. Poly(amidoamine)dendrimers bearing anionic, cationic or neutral terminating groups were used as additives in the recrystallization medium. They directed the formation of thin plates or spindlelike microcrystals. The UV/vis absorption and emission properties were investigated on the microcrystal suspensions.