Photofunctionality in Porphyrin-Hybridized Bis(dipyrrinato)zinc(II) Complex Micro- and Nanosheets

Ryota Sakamoto, Toshiki Yagi, Ken Hoshiko, Shinpei Kusaka, Ryota Matsuoka, Hiroaki Maeda, Zheng Liu, Qian Liu, Wai Yeung Wong, Hiroshi Nishihara

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� 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim 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–Sch�fer method. N2 deposited on a SnO2electrode 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3526-3530
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)
  • nanosheets
  • photovoltaics
  • porphyrins
  • zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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