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Synthesis and Application of Porphyrin, Phthalocyanine and Perylene Chromophores for Solar Energy Conversion

Abstract Photosynthesis, one of the most important processes in nature, has provided an energy basis for nearly all life on Earth, as well as the fossil fuels we use today to power modern society. This research aims to mimic the photosynthetic process of converting incident solar energy into chemical potential energy in the form of a fuel via systems capable of carrying out photo-induced electron transfer to drive the production of hydrogen from water. Herein is detailed progress in using photo-induced stepwise electron transfer to drive the oxidation of water and reduction of protons to hydrogen. In the design, use of more blue absorbing porphyrin dyes to generate high-potential intermediates for oxidizing water and more red absorbing phthalocyanin... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Bergkamp, Jesse J (Author) / Moore, Ana L (Advisor) / Mariño-Ochoa, Ernesto (Advisor) / Gust, Devens J (Committee member) / Gould, Ian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Organic chemistry / Chromophores / Photochemistry / Proton Reduction / Synthesis / Water Oxidation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 243 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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