John W. Otvos

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The photoinduced oxidation of tetra(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)porphyrinmanganese(III) has been achieved in homogeneous solution. The manganese porphyrin was used as an electron donor in a three-component system with tris-(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) as the photosensitizer and chloropentaamminecobalt(III) as the electron acceptor. The photooxidized manganese(More)
An amphiphilic tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(2+) derivative that is incorporated into the walls of phosphatidylcholine vesicles photosensitizes the irreversible oxidation of ethylenediaminetetraacetate(3-) dissolved in the inner aqueous compartments of the vesicle suspension and the one-electron reduction of heptylviologen(2+) dissolved in the continuous(More)
The photosensitized reduction of heptylviologen in the bulk aqueous phase of phosphatidylcholine vesicles containing EDTA inside and a membrane-bound tris(2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium(2+) derivative is enhanced by a factor of 6.5 by the addition of valinomycin in the presence of K(+). A 3-fold stimulation by gramicidin and carbonyl cyanide(More)
The effectiveness of negatively charged colloidal SiO(2) particles in controlling photosensitized electron transfer reactions has been studied and compared with that of the negatively charged sodium lauryl sulfate (NaLauSO(4)) micellar system. In particular, the photosensitized reduction of the zwitterionic electron acceptor propylviologen sulfonate(More)
Euphorbia lathyris, a plant which has been proposed as an ‘energy farm’ candidate yields a total of 35% of its dry weight as simple organic extractables. Chemical analyses of the extracts show that 5% of the dry weight is a mixture of reduced terpenoids, in the form of triterpenoids, and 20% of the dry weight is simple sugars in the form of hexoses. The(More)
The photosensitized reduction of heptylviologen in the bulk aqueous phase of phosphatidylcholine vesicles containing EDTA inside and a membrane-bound tris(2,2'bipyridine)ruthenium(2+) derivative is enhanced by a factor of 6.5 by the addition ofvalinomycin in the presence ofK+. A 3-fold stimulation by gramicidin and carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone(More)