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Nanoscale Integration of Sensitizing Chromophores and Porphyrins with Bacteriophage MS2

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  • Nicholas Stephanopoulos,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-3079
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  • Zachary M. Carrico,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-3079
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  • Matthew B. Francis Prof.

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley and Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (USA), Fax: (+1) 510-643-3079
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  • This research was supported by the Director, Office of Science, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division of the US Department of Energy under contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Stipend and tuition support was provided to N.S. (T32M008352) and Z.M.C. (1 T32 GMO66698) by graduate research training grants from the NIH.

Abstract

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Harnessing energy from within: Energy transfer from the inside to the outside of MS2 capsids modified by positioning fluorescent dyes and a photocatalytic zinc porphyrin on their surfaces (see picture) enabled sensitization of the porphyrin at multiple wavelengths and thus broad-spectrum catalytic activity.

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