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We report the synthesis of LH2-like supramolecular double- and triple-stranded complexes based upon porphyrin nanorings. Energy transfer from the antenna dimers to the π-conjugated nanoring occurs on a subpicosecond time scale, rivaling transfer rates in natural light-harvesting systems. The presence of a second nanoring acceptor doubles the transfer rate,(More)
The charge transfer effect of different meso-substituted linkages on porphyrin analogue 1 (A1, B1 and C1) was theoretically investigated using density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT (TDDFT) calculations. The calculated geometry parameters and natural bond orbital analysis reveal that the twisted conformation between porphyrin macrocycle and(More)
A series of new zinc-porphyrin dyes that contain different meso substituents (phenyl, carbazole phenyl, and carbazole thiophenyl groups) and bithiophenyl cyanoacrylic acid as the π-conjugated anchoring moiety were designed, synthesized, and characterized as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The effects of these meso substituents on the(More)
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