Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 297, Issue 4, pp 595–601 | Cite as

Surface decorating of CH3NH3PbBr3 nanoparticles with chemically adsorbed porphyrin

  • Pengfei Wu
  • Ruimin Zhu
  • Heyuan Liu
  • Baohua Zhao
  • Yanli Chen
  • Xiyou LiEmail author
Original Contribution


An organolead halide (CH3NH3PbBr3) nanoparticle was modified successfully with a porphyrin (POR) bearing an -NH3+ head group. The nanoparticles are homogeneous with high crystallinity. The photoluminescence of CH3NH3PbBr3 is quenched completely by the chemically adsorbed POR molecules. The efficient energy transfer from CH3NH3PbBr3 to POR is responsible for the fluorescence quenching. The modified nanoparticles can be dispersed in organic solvents and the resulting dispersion remains stable for several days. This result provides a new way to tune the photophysical properties of organolead halide CH3NH3PbBr3 nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract

The organolead halide CH3NH3PbBr3 nanoparticle is prepared successfully by modifying a porphyrin (POR) bearing an -NH3+ head group as the capping ligand. The photoluminescence of perovskite is quenched completely by the chemically adsorbed POR molecules which have confirmed that the POR molecules are anchored on the surface of CH3NH3PbBr3 nanoparticle. The result shows that the quenching is caused by the process of energy transfer from CH3NH3PbBr3 nanoparticle to POR, which is beneficial to study surface engineering in organometallic halide perovskite materials.


CH3NH3PbBr3 Porphyrin Fluorescence quenching Perovskite Surface engineering 


Funding information

This work was financially supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (ZR2017MB006) and Major Program of Shandong Province Natural Science Foundation (ZR2017ZB0315). Li X would also like to thank the Taishan Scholar Program of Shandong Province for the financial support.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pengfei Wu
    • 1
  • Ruimin Zhu
    • 2
  • Heyuan Liu
    • 1
  • Baohua Zhao
    • 1
  • Yanli Chen
    • 1
  • Xiyou Li
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Material Science and Engineering, College of ScienceChina University of Petroleum (East China)QingdaoChina
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryShandong UniversityJinanChina

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