Amy Lea Schumacher

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By adopting a "covalent-coordinate" bonding approach, novel supramolecular pentad and triad molecules composed of zinc-porphyrin(s), fullerene(s), and oxoporphyrinogen redox-/photoactive entities have been constructed, and also characterized by means of spectral and electrochemical techniques. The geometry and electronic structures of the pentad and the(More)
5,10,15,20-Tetrakis-3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-oxocyclohexadienylidene porphyrinogen and its di-N-benzylated derivative are solvatochromic dyes capable of binding anionic species. The influence of solvent polarity and hydrogen bonding on their electronic absorption spectra was observed. Hydrogen bonding by the porphyrinogen amine protons of acetone solvent(More)
Supramolecular ferrocene-porphyrin-fullerene constructs, in which covalently linked ferrocene-porphyrin-crown ether compounds were self-assembled with alkylammonium cation functionalized fullerenes, have been designed to achieve stepwise electron transfer and hole shift to generate long-lived charge separated states. The adopted crown ether-alkylammonium(More)
A fluorescent reporter molecule, 2-aminopurine was self-assembled via Watson-Crick base-pairing to a uracil appended fullerene to form a donor-acceptor conjugate; efficient photoinduced charge separation was confirmed by time-resolved emission and transient absorption spectral studies.
The crystal structures of several dinuclear complexes of manganese are reported, and the decomposition and analysis of the nanostructured products derived from them are presented. 1,4,7,10-Tetraazacyclododecane (cyclen) forms dinuclear complexes 1-4 containing doubly oxo-bridged or oxo-acetato bridging ligands depending on the manganese salt used for the(More)
A new concept of charge stabilization via delocalization of the pi-cation radical species over the donor macrocycle substituents in a relatively simple donor-acceptor bearing multimodular conjugates is reported. The newly synthesized multimodular systems were composed of three covalently linked triphenylamine entities at the meso position of the porphyrin(More)
Pacman-type face-to-face zinc-porphyrin-fullerene dyads have been newly synthesized and studied. Owing to the close proximity of the donor and acceptor entities, strong pi-pi intramolecular interactions between the porphyrin and fullerene entities resulted in modulating the spectral and electrochemical properties of the dyads. New absorption and emission(More)
Abstract. Sensitive and selective detection of biologically and environmentally important anions has been a vast growing field in supramolecular chemistry [1,2]. Much research has been devoted to designing sensors that can selectively recognize anions. Recently, we have reported an anionic and solvatochromatic sensor [5]. (Scheme 1) In this investigation,(More)
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