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The Synthesis and Applications of β-Cyanoporphyrins in Molecular Systems for Artificial Photosynthesis

Abstract As sunlight is an ideal source of energy on a global scale, there are several approaches being developed to harvest it and convert it to a form that can be used. One of these is though mimicking the processes in natural photosynthesis. Artificial photosynthetic systems include dye sensitized solar cells for the conversion of sunlight to electricity, and photoelectrosynthetic cells which use sunlight to drive water oxidation and hydrogen production to convert sunlight to energy stored in fuel. Both of these approaches include the process of the conversion of light energy into chemical potential in the form of a charge-separated state via molecular compounds. Porphyrins are commonly used as sensitizers as they have well suited properties for ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Antoniuk-Pablant, Antaeres (Author) / Gust, Devens (Advisor) / Moore, Ana L (Committee member) / Ghirlanda, Giovanna (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Organic chemistry / Chemistry / Alternative energy / Artificial Photosynthesis / Charge Separated States / Fullerenes / Porphyrins / Solar Energy Conversion
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 288 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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