Plugging a Molecular Wire into Photosystem I: Reconstitution of the Photoelectric Conversion System on a Gold Electrode (pages 1585–1587)
Nao Terasaki, Noritaka Yamamoto, Takashi Hiraga, Yoshinori Yamanoi, Tetsu Yonezawa, Hiroshi Nishihara, Tsutomu Ohmori, Makoto Sakai, Masaaki Fujii, Akihiko Tohri, Masako Iwai, Yasunori Inoue, Satoshi Yoneyama, Makoto Minakata and Isao Enami
Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200805748
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.