31 October 2016 Photoinduced electron transfer between benzyloxy dendrimer phthalocyanine and benzoquinone
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Photo-induced electron transfer (PET) is an important and fundamental process in natural photosynthesis. To mimic such interesting PET process, a suitable donor and acceptor couple were properly chosen. Dendrimer phthalocyanines and their derivatives have emerged as promising materials for artificial photosynthesis systems. In this paper, the electron transfer between the light harvest dendrimer phthalocyanine (donor) and the 1,4-benzoquinone (acceptor) was studied by UV/Vis and fluorescence spectroscopic methods. It was found that fluorescence of phthalocyanine was quenched by benzoquinone (BQ) via excited state electron transfer, from the phthalocyanine to the BQ upon excitation at 610 nm. The Stern–Volmer constant (KSV) of electron transfer was calculated. Our study suggests that this dendritic phthalocyanine is an effective new electron donor and transmission complex and could be used as a potential artificial photosynthesis system.
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Tiantian Zhang, Dongdong Ma, Sujuan Pan, Shijun Wu, Yufeng Jiang, Di Zeng, Hongqin Yang, Yiru Peng, "Photoinduced electron transfer between benzyloxy dendrimer phthalocyanine and benzoquinone", Proc. SPIE 10024, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics VII, 1002444 (31 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246314; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2246314
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