Real-time analysis of porphyrin J-aggregation on a plant-esterase-functionalized surface using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring.

The J-aggregation of meso-tetra (4-sulfonatophenyl) porphine (TPPS4) on a plant-esterase-functionalized surface in a 1:1 v/v mixture of 0.05 M HCl/ethanol (pH ∼1.38) was analyzed in real time using a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D). Simultaneous changes in frequency (Δf) and energy dissipation (ΔD) correlated well with mass… (More)