This study was supported in part by Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology Leading Researches, Development of Systems and Technology for Advanced Measurement and Analysis (JST).
Plugging a Molecular Wire into Photosystem I: Reconstitution of the Photoelectric Conversion System on a Gold Electrode†
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 9, pages 1585–1587, February 16, 2009
How to Cite
Terasaki, N., Yamamoto, N., Hiraga, T., Yamanoi, Y., Yonezawa, T., Nishihara, H., Ohmori, T., Sakai, M., Fujii, M., Tohri, A., Iwai, M., Inoue, Y., Yoneyama, S., Minakata, M. and Enami, I. (2009), Plugging a Molecular Wire into Photosystem I: Reconstitution of the Photoelectric Conversion System on a Gold Electrode. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 1585–1587. doi: 10.1002/anie.200805748
- Issue published online: 10 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Received: 26 NOV 2008
- Systems and Technology for Advanced Measurement and Analysis
- electron transfer;
- molecular electronics;
Plug and play: Photoinduced electron transfer occurs from photoexcited P700 in photosystem I (PSI) to a gold surface (see picture). A novel molecular connector system is used, in which an artificial molecular wire, which is assembled on the gold surface, was plugged into PSI by reconstitution. Analysis of the photoelectron transfer kinetics proved both the output of electrons from PSI and the effectiveness of the molecular wire.