Congratulations to Jingjing Xu on her first ever research publication “Highly Fluorescent Pyridinium Betaines for Light Harvesting” Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 13882.
In this article we discuss the synthesis and characterization of five pyridinium betaines alongside modelling of their potential use in luminescent solar concentrators for light harvesting. Continuation of this research is being supported by computational studies that will direct our efforts towards optimizing this class of compounds for a range of commercial applications.