Akiharu Satake

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A porphyrin-based nanopore was constructed through a bilayer lipid membrane (BLM). The macrocyclic porphyrin (the inner diameter = ca. 2.1 nm) having six carboxylic acid groups directed up and down was synthesized by self-assembly of three trisporphyrins, metathesis linking, and subsequent hydrolysis. The porphyrin was incorporated into soybean lecithin(More)
Porphyrin-based supramolecular macrocyclic arrays were synthesized as mimics of photosynthetic light-harvesting (LH) antennae. Pentameric and hexameric macrocyclic porphyrin arrays EP5 and EP6 were constructed by complementary coordination of m-bis(ethynylene)phenylene-linked zinc-imidazolylporphyrin Zn-EP-Zn. The proton NMR spectra of noncovalently linked(More)
Photoinduced electron transfer (ET) and excitation energy transfer (ENT) reactions in monomer and slipped-cofacial dimer systems of a directly linked Zn porphyrin (Por)-Zn phthalocyanine (Pc) heterodyad, ZnPc-ZnPor, were investigated by means of the picosecond and femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopies. In the dimer dyad system of two heterodyads(More)
We have synthesized a novel, two-photon-absorbing photosensitizer for two-photon-absorption photodynamic therapy (2PA-PDT). The molecule is a butadiyne-bridged porphyrin dimer terminated with two water-soluble porphyrin monomers connected through Zn-imidazolyl self-assembly and covalently linked through olefin metathesis. It has an effective(More)
A system that models a photosynthetic composite of the light-harvesting complex and reaction center is reported in which light energy collected by cyclic antenna porphyrins is transferred to a central energy-acceptor porphyrin, followed by photoinduced electron transfer to a fullerene positioned above the ring plane. Pyridyl tripodal ligands appended with(More)
This paper reviews selected types of structurally well defined assemblies of porphyrins and phthalocyanines with strong electronic coupling. Face-to-face, head-to-tail, slipped cofacial, and non-parallel dimeric motifs constructed by covalent and non-covalent bonds are compared in the earlier sections. Their molecular orientation, electronic overlap, and(More)
Voltage-dependent artificial ion channels 3 and 4 were synthesized. Two cholic acid derivatives were connected through a m-xylylene dicarbamate unit at 3-hydroxyl groups. Asymmetries were introduced by terminal hydrophilic groups, carboxylic acid and phosphoric acid for 3 and hydroxyl and carboxylic acid for 4. Under basic conditions, these headgroups in 3(More)
Ferrocene-bridged trisporphyrin (2) was synthesized by two-steps condensation of corresponding aldehydes and dipyrromethanes, and its self-assembling behavior based on the complementary coordination motif of imidazolylporphyrinatozinc(II) was investigated in conjunction with hinge-like flexibility given by freely rotating cyclopentadienyl rings of ferrocene(More)