Biosupramolecular Nanowires from Chlorophyll Dyes with Exceptional Charge-Transport Properties (pages 6378–6382)
Dr. Sanchita Sengupta, Dr. Daniel Ebeling, Dr. Sameer Patwardhan, Dr. Xin Zhang, Dr. Hans von Berlepsch, Dr. Christoph Böttcher, Dr. Vladimir Stepanenko, Dr. Shinobu Uemura, Carsten Hentschel, Prof. Dr. Harald Fuchs, Dr. Ferdinand C. Grozema, Prof. Dr. Laurens D. A. Siebbeles, Prof. Dr. Alfred R. Holzwarth, Prof. Dr. Lifeng Chi and Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner
Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201201961
Conductive tubes: Self-assembled nanotubes of a bacteriochlorophyll derivative are reminiscent of natural chlorosomal light-harvesting assemblies. After deposition on a substrate that consists of a non-conductive silicon oxide surface (see picture, brown) and contacting the chlorin nanowires to a conductive polymer (yellow), they show exceptional charge-transport properties.