Supramolecular Mg phthalocyanine – fullerene and Mg naphthalocyanine – fullerene

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dc.contributor.author Jacobs, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-14T17:24:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-14T17:24:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-23
dc.identifier.uri http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=urcaf&p=/2010/OralJacobs/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/5276
dc.description First place winner of oral presentations in the Natural Science/Engineering section at the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum (URCAF) held at the Eugene Hughes Metropolitan Complex , Wichita State University, April 23, 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract Photosynthesis, the process of converting light energy into chemical energy, involves two major steps, viz., absorption and transportation of light energy of appropriate wavelength by the antenna light harvesting molecules to the reaction center, and photoinduced electron transfer (PET) to generate charge separated entities by using the electronic excitation energy. In the reaction center, the excitation energy is converted into chemical energy in the form of transmembrane charge separation via a multistep electron-transfer reaction. Mimicking the photosynthetic functions by using synthetic model compounds is important to further our understanding of the process of bioenergetics. Research in this area also holds promise for technological advances in solar energy conversion, and building molecular optoelectronics such as photonic wires and switches. In the present study, self-assembled donor-acceptor photosynthetic reaction center model systems are built using Mg phthalocyanine and Mg naphthalocyanine as electron donors and an imidazole-appended fulleropyrrolidine as electron acceptor (see Schemes below). The presentation will focus on the synthesis of the donors and their characterization, donor-acceptor assembly formation, and photochemical studies revealing occurrence of photoinduced electron transfer from the donor to acceptor. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Faculty Sponsor: Francis D’Souza; Office of Research Administration, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, University Libraries, Emory Lindquist Honors Program en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wichita State University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries URCAF;
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.10;
dc.title Supramolecular Mg phthalocyanine – fullerene and Mg naphthalocyanine – fullerene en_US
dc.type Abstract en_US

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