(Figure Presented) Fullerene-containing liposomes with high photosensitization ability were prepared. Disaggregated fullerenes were efficiently injected into the bilayer of liposomes by a phototriggered molecular exchange reaction. These liposomes showed far higher photoreactivity than liposomes thermally produced by heating and microwave irradiation. This result indicates that control of self-aggregation of fullerene leads to a high quantum yield for the photoreaction because of the suppression of self-quenching of photoexcited fullerenes.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry