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.
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- metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)