Günther Knör

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Photophysical and photochemical characterization of a novel cationic silicon phthalocyanine with excellent water solubility properties is reported. The robust red-light responsive compound shows very attractive features as a sensitizer for reductive and oxidative quenching processes to trigger photocatalytic substrate conversion in aqueous solution.
The novel gold porphyrin complex (5,10,15-tris(N-methylpyridinium-4-yl)-20-(1-pyrenyl)-porphyrinato)gold(III) chloride, [Au(III)(TMPy3Pyr1P)]Cl4, was prepared and characterized by optical spectroscopy, high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and electrospray mass spectrometry. This cationic multichromophore compound exhibits excellent water(More)
  • G Knör
  • 2001
Bimolecular reactions of the antimony(V) porphyrin complexes SbO(tpp)OH, 1 and SbO(oep)OH, 2 with tetra-n-butylammonium hydroxide were investigated at 298 K in acetonitrile solution (tpp, dianion of 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin and oep, dianion of 2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octaethylporphyrin). Spontaneous nucleophilic addition of hydroxide ions to the(More)
A 2,2'-bipyridyl-containing poly(arylene-ethynylene)-alt-poly(arylene-vinylene) polymer, acting as a light-harvesting ligand system, was synthesized and coupled to an organometallic rhodium complex designed for photocatalytic NAD(+)/NADH reduction. The material, which absorbs over a wide spectral range, was characterized by using various analytical(More)
Dyads for photochemical water splitting often suffer from instability during irradiation with visible light. However, the use of bis(bidentate) phosphines forming a five-membered ring enhances their stability. The coordination of these phosphor based chelates to soft metals like Pd(ii) prolongs the photocatalytic activity to 1000 hours. To avoid(More)
An efficient photocatalytic two-electron reduction and protonation of nicotine amide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)), as well as the synthetic nucleotide co-factor analogue N-benzyl-3-carbamoyl-pyridinium (BNAD(+)), powered by photons in the long-wavelength region of visible light (λirr > 610 nm), is demonstrated for the first time. This functional artificial(More)
The reaction of 2,3,5,6-tetracyanopyridine (TCNPy) with V(CO)6 in CH2 Cl2 forms new organic-based magnets of V[TCNPy]x ⋅z (CH2 Cl2 ) (x=2, 3) composition. Analysis of the IR spectra suggests that the TCNPy is reduced and coordinated to V(II) sites through the nitriles. V[TCNPy]x order as ferrimagnets with 111 and 90 K Tc values for V[TCNPy]2 and V[TCNPy]3 ,(More)
The water-soluble zinc porphyrin complex Zn(TPPS)4- with TPPS = tetrakis-(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin surprisingly was found to produce significant amounts of hydrogen from aqueous sulfite or amine solutions under visible-light exposure without requiring any other components such as electron relays or additional proton reduction catalysts. Although the(More)