An artificial photosynthetic antenna-reaction center complex

Darius Kuciauskas, Paul A. Liddell, Su Lin, Thomas E. Johnson, Steven J. Weghorn, Jonathan S. Lindsey, Ana L Moore, Thomas A Moore, John Devens Gust

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A model photosynthetic antenna consisting of four covalently linked zinc tetraarylporphyrins, (P(ZP))3-P(ZC), has been joined to a free base porphyrin-fullerene artificial photosynthetic reaction center, P-C60, to form a (P(ZP))3-P(ZC)-PC60 hexad. As revealed by time-resolved absorption and emission studies, excitation of any peripheral zinc porphyrin moiety (P(ZP)) in 2-methyltetrahydrofuran solution is followed by singlet-singlet energy transfer to the central zinc porphyrin to give (P(ZP))3-1P(ZC)-P- C60 with a time constant of ~50 ps. The excitation is passed on to the free base porphyrin in 240 ps to produce (P(ZP))3-P(ZC)-1P-C60, which decays by electron transfer to the fullerene with a time constant of 3 ps. The (P(ZP))3-P(ZC)-P(·)+-C60(·)- charge-separated state thus formed has a lifetime of 1330 ps, and is generated with a quantum yield of 0.70 based on light absorbed by the zinc porphyrin antenna. The complex thus mimics the basic functions of natural photosynthetic antenna systems and reaction center complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8604-8614
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume121
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 1999

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Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins
Porphyrins
Zinc
Antennas
Fullerenes
zinc hematoporphyrin
Energy Transfer
Quantum yield
Energy transfer
Electrons
Light

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Kuciauskas, D., Liddell, P. A., Lin, S., Johnson, T. E., Weghorn, S. J., Lindsey, J. S., ... Gust, J. D. (1999). An artificial photosynthetic antenna-reaction center complex. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 121(37), 8604-8614. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja991255j

An artificial photosynthetic antenna-reaction center complex. / Kuciauskas, Darius; Liddell, Paul A.; Lin, Su; Johnson, Thomas E.; Weghorn, Steven J.; Lindsey, Jonathan S.; Moore, Ana L; Moore, Thomas A; Gust, John Devens.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 121, No. 37, 22.09.1999, p. 8604-8614.

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Kuciauskas, D, Liddell, PA, Lin, S, Johnson, TE, Weghorn, SJ, Lindsey, JS, Moore, AL, Moore, TA & Gust, JD 1999, 'An artificial photosynthetic antenna-reaction center complex', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 121, no. 37, pp. 8604-8614. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja991255j
Kuciauskas D, Liddell PA, Lin S, Johnson TE, Weghorn SJ, Lindsey JS et al. An artificial photosynthetic antenna-reaction center complex. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 1999 Sep 22;121(37):8604-8614. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja991255j
Kuciauskas, Darius ; Liddell, Paul A. ; Lin, Su ; Johnson, Thomas E. ; Weghorn, Steven J. ; Lindsey, Jonathan S. ; Moore, Ana L ; Moore, Thomas A ; Gust, John Devens. / An artificial photosynthetic antenna-reaction center complex. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 1999 ; Vol. 121, No. 37. pp. 8604-8614.
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