Electropolymerization of Triphenylamine appended Zinc Porphyrin to form Porphyrin-Fullerene dyads at the electrode surface for photochemical studies
Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.
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Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K. and Francis D'Souza(2009). Electropolymerization of Triphenylamine Appended Zinc Porphyrin to form Porphyrin-Fullerene Dyads at the Electrode Surface for Photochemical Studies . In Proceedings: 5th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 162-163
Porphyrins with their attractive chemical properties qualify to seek potential technological applications including solar energy conversion, sensors, catalysts, biomedicine, molecular electronics, and photonics. Many of these applications require the Porphyrin to be on a surface, preferably in a conducting polymer matrix. Electro polymerization is a convenient method to produce such a conducting porphyrin polymer on the electrode surface. Compared to chemical methods, an electrochemical method is simple, and ensures good electrical conductivity across the interface. In the present study, we report electro polymerization of tetrakis N,N-diphenylaminoporphyrinatozinc(II) on the electrode surface. Subsequently, porphyrin-fullerene dyad is formed via axial coordination of a phenylimidazole appended fullerene. The film formation was monitored by electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance, and characterized by surface and optical methods. The newly formed donor-acceptor dyad was further utilized in photoelectrochemical applications to convert light energy directly into electricity.
Paper presented to the 5th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, May 1, 2009.
Research completed at Department of Chemistry College of Liberal Arts & Sciences