Artificial Photosynthetic Devices Based on Phthalocyanines

Wednesday, May 14, 2014: 14:00
Bonnet Creek Ballroom X, Lobby Level (Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek)
T. Torres (Autonoma University of Madrid, IMDEA Nanociencia, 28049 Madrid, Spain), B. Ballesteros (Autonoma University of Madrid), G. Bottari (Autonoma University of Madrid, IMDEA Nanociencia, 28049 Madrid, Spain), F. Setaro (Autonoma University of Madrid), M. Ince (Autonoma University of Madrid, Mersin University, Fac.Tarsus Technology, 33480, Mersin, Turkey.), V. Pardo Rodriguez, L. Tejerina, M. sanchez Carballo, M. Medel, A. Aljarilla (Autonoma University of Madrid), J. Suanzes Pita, M. Urbani, and O. Trukhina (Autonoma University of Madrid, IMDEA Nanociencia, 28049 Madrid, Spain)
Phthalocyanines (Pcs) [1-3] are among the few molecules that reveal an intense NIR absorption and therefore, constitute promising dyes in molecular photovoltaics [4]. Pcs have emerged also as excellent light harvesting antennas for incorporation into donor-acceptor systems, mainly in connection with carbon nanostructures as acceptor moieties [3]. During this talk an overview of the results obtained by our group in Madrid will be given.



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2. (a) M.V. Martínez-Díaz, G. de la Torre; T. Torres T. Chem. Commun. 46, 7090 (2010); (b) M. E. Ragoussi, M. Ince, T. Torres, T. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 29, 6475 (2013).

3. G. Bottari, G. de la Torre, D. M. Guldi, T. Torres, Chem. Rev. 110, 6768 (2010).

4. M. E. Ragoussi, J.J. Cid, J.H. Yum, G. de la Torre, D. Di Censo, M. Graetzel, M.K. Nazeeruddin, T. Torres, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Eng. 51, 4375 (2012).