Photofunctionality in Porphyrin-Hybridized Bis(dipyrrinato)zinc(II) Complex Micro- and Nanosheets

Ryota Sakamoto*, Toshiki Yagi, Ken Hoshiko, Shinpei Kusaka, Ryota Matsuoka, Hiroaki Maeda, Zheng Liu, Qian Liu, Wai Yeung Wong*, Hiroshi Nishihara*

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New bis(dipyrrinato)zinc(II) complex micro- and nanosheets containing zinc(II) porphyrin (N2) are synthesized. A liquid/liquid interface method between dipyrrin porphyrin ligand L2 and zinc acetate produces N2 with a large domain size. N2 can be layered quantitatively onto a flat substrate by a modified Langmuir–Schäfer method. N2 deposited on a SnO2 electrode functions as a photoanode for a photoelectric conversion system. The photoresponse of N2 covers the whole visible wavelength range (400–650 nm), with a maximum quantum efficiency of more than twice that of a bis(dipyrrinato)zinc(II) complex nanosheet without porphyrin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3526-3530
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie. International Edition
Issue number13
Early online date27 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)
  • nanosheets
  • photovoltaics
  • porphyrins
  • zinc


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