Phthalocyanine-Porphyrin Assemblies for Solar Light Conversion


The main goal of this collaborative project are photophysical investigations of designed porphyrin-phthalocyanine supramolecular arrays which can serve as efficient artificial photosynthetic systems. For this purpose specially organized self-assembling of porphyrin and phthalocyanine units by axial coordination and host-guest interactions in a supramolecular system will be used. The influence of the structure of the novel supramolecular complexes on their photophysical properties, especially on efficiency of excitation energy utilization (absorption and charge separation) and charge-separated state lifetime will be investigated. This knowledge will be used for optimization of special photophysical properties through structural and complexation changes, allowing the development of new optical materials for efficient harvesting and conversion of sunlight.


Principal Investigators
Röder, Beate Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. (Details) (Experimental Physics / Photobiophysics)

Duration of Project
Start date: 05/2008
End date: 09/2012

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