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Natural-photosynthesis-inspired photovoltaic cells using carotenoid aggregates as electron donors and chlorophyll derivatives as electron acceptors

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Abstract

Carotenoids (Cars) and chlorophylls (Chls) are major pigments playing key roles in light-harvesting and energy transfer processes in natural photosynthetic apparatus. We demonstrated, in this study, photovoltaic cells with entire active layers consisting of a linear Car, lycopene, as the electron donor and Chl derivatives, either methyl 32,32-dicyano-pyropheophorbide-a (Chl-1) or methyl 131-deoxo-131-(dicyanomethylene)pyropheophorbide-a (Chl-2), as the electron acceptor.

Graphical abstract: Natural-photosynthesis-inspired photovoltaic cells using carotenoid aggregates as electron donors and chlorophyll derivatives as electron acceptors

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The article was received on 20 Apr 2015, accepted on 14 May 2015 and first published on 15 May 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07099F
Citation: RSC Adv., 2015,5, 45755-45759
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    Natural-photosynthesis-inspired photovoltaic cells using carotenoid aggregates as electron donors and chlorophyll derivatives as electron acceptors

    T. Zhuang, S. Sasaki, T. Ikeuchi, J. Kido and X. Wang, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 45755
    DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07099F

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