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Dyadic and Triadic Porphyrin Monomers for Electropolymerization and Pyrazine-Containing Architectures for Solar Energy Harvesting and Mediating Photoinduced Electron Transfer

Abstract Natural photosynthesis dedicates specific proteins to achieve the modular division of the essential roles of solar energy harvesting, charge separation and carrier transport within natural photosynthesis. The modern understanding of the fundamental photochemistry by which natural photosynthesis operates is well advanced and solution state mimics of the key photochemical processes have been reported previously. All of the early events in natural photosynthesis responsible for the conversion of solar energy to electric potential energy occur within proteins and phospholipid membranes that act as scaffolds for arranging the active chromophores. Accordingly, for creating artificial photovoltaic (PV) systems, scaffolds are required to imbue stru... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Watson, Brian Lyndon (Author) / Gust, Devens (Advisor) / Gould, Ian (Committee member) / Moore, Ana L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / donor-wire-acceptor / dye-sensitized solar cells / molecular heterojunction polymer / photoinduced electron transfer / phthalocyanine / porphyrin
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 452 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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