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|Title:||Graphene oxide with covalently linked porphyrin antennae: Synthesis, characterization and photophysical properties|
Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.
Economopoulos, Solon P.
|Type:||Journal Article (Scientific Journal article)|
|Abstract:||The successful covalent functionalization of graphene oxide (GO) with 5-(4-aminophenyl)-10,15,20-triphenyl-21,23H-porphyrin (H(2)P) has been reported. The resulting GO-H(2)P hybrid material forms stable dispersions in DMF and has been thoroughly characterized by spectroscopic (UV-vis, ATR-IR, Raman) and thermal (TGA) tools. Microscopy techniques (AFM and TEM) have been employed to probe the morphological characteristics as well as to investigate the exfoliation of graphene sheets. Steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence emission studies have shown efficient fluorescence quenching, suggesting that electron transfer occurs from the singlet excited state of the H(2)P moiety to the GO sheet. Photoexcitation resulted in the one-electron oxidation of the H2P with the simultaneous one-electron reduction of GO, yielding (GO)(center dot-)-(H(2)P)(center dot+), as revealed by transient absorption measurements. The electrochemical redox potentials of the graphene-H(2)P material were studied by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulsed voltammetry (DPV) and the energy gap for the charge-separated state of (GO)(center dot-)-(H(2)P)(center dot+) has been calculated as 0.87 eV, while, the negative free-energy change for the photoinduced charge-separation of GO-H2P has been evaluated to be -1.00 eV, which confirms the thermodynamically favorable formation of (GO)(center dot-)-(H(2)P)(center dot+). Eventually, the GO-H(2)P hybrid material was deposited by electrophoretic deposition onto SnO(2) electrodes, and the OTE/SnO(2)/GO-H(2)P electrode exhibited an incident photon-to-photocurrent-efficiency IPCE of 1.3% in a standard photoelectrochemical cell.|
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Journal Title:||Journal of Materials Chemistry|
|Subject Category:||Science::Chemistry (General)|
|Keywords:||Chemistry, Physical; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary|
|Other Identifiers:||DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0jm00991a|
|Journal web Location :||http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Journals/jm/index.asp|
|Rights holder:||© ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY|
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