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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9(1), 45-55; doi:10.3390/ijms9010045
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A Novel Soluble Tin(IV) Porphyrin Modified Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanohybrid With Light Harvesting Properties

1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2,*  and 1,*
1 State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, PR China 2 Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Key Laboratory for Functional Polymer Materials, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, PR China
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 October 2007 / Revised: 12 December 2007 / Accepted: 4 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
(This article belongs to the Section Bioinorganic Chemistry)
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Abstract

A dihydroxotin(IV) porphyrin functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) nanohybrid is obtained. Solubility of the nanohybrid in organic solvents is determined by UV-Vis-NIR absorption spectroscopy. Electron absorption and fluorescence spectra investigations demonstrate that efficient electron transfer occurs within the nanohybrid at the photoexcited state and the charge-separated state of the nanohybrid is observed by transient absorption spectrum. The results illustrate that this soluble electron donor–acceptor nanohybrid might be a good candidate as a light harvesting material in molecular photoelectronic devices.
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes; nanohybrid material; porphyrin; light harvesting; Fluorescence Carbon nanotubes; nanohybrid material; porphyrin; light harvesting; Fluorescence
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Ren, D.-M.; Guo, Z.; Du, F.; Liu, Z.-F.; Zhou, Z.-C.; Shi, X.-Y.; Chen, Y.-S.; Zheng, J.-Y. A Novel Soluble Tin(IV) Porphyrin Modified Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanohybrid With Light Harvesting Properties. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2008, 9, 45-55.

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