We fabricated a layer-by-layer (LbL) film composed of 5,10,15,20- tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin (TPPS) and poly(allylamine) (PAA) and investigated its pH response by UV-visible spectrometry. When the (PAA/TPPS)5PAA film was immersed in a pH 1.5 solution, J-aggregate bands were observed at 484 and 691 nm. Above pH 3.0, the J-aggregates were completely dissociated and an H-aggregate band was observed at 405 nm. The interconversion between the J-aggregates and H-aggregates in the LbL film was repeatable and controllable by changing the pH of the solutions.
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