Supramolecular donor-acceptor heterojunctions by vectorial stepwise assembly of porphyrins and coordination-bonded fullerene arrays for photocurrent generation

Aiko Kira, Tomokazu Umeyama, Yoshihiro Matano, Kaname Yoshida, Seiji Isoda, Jong Kang Park, Dongho Kim, Hiroshi Imahori

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A novel strategy for constructing a vertical arrangement of bicontinuous donor-acceptor arrays on a semiconducting electrode has been developed. The relationship between the film structure and the photoelectrochemical properties has been elucidated as a function of the number of donor layers for the first time. The maximum incident photon-to-current efficiency value (21%) is comparable to the highest value (20%) reported for vertical arrangements of bicontinuous donor-acceptor arrays on electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3198-3200
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 11


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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