Journal article

Electrochemical studies of porphyrin-appended dendrimers

CF Hogan, AR Harris, AM Bond, J Sly, MJ Crossley

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2006

Abstract

The electrochemical properties of porphyrin-appended dendrimers containing 2-, 4-, 8-, 16-, 32- and 64-porphyrin macrocycles in their free-base and zinc(II) forms have been investigated. Both series gave diffusional based voltammetric responses in dichloromethane. There was minimal effect of dendrimer generation on the redox potentials. Multiple pi-cation and anion radicals as well as dications and dianions were formed on the surface of the dendrimers on oxidation or reduction as appropriate, with each cyclic voltammetric wave representing electron transfer to or from multiple non-interacting porphyrin sites. Electrostatic interactions in the higher generation dendrimers result in kinetic ef..

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