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October 3, 2017

GSC Seminar 14

image01Photo: Prof. Yamanouchi (left) and Prof. Konev (right)


Porphyrin-fullerene systems for solar energy conversion


Professor Alexander Konev
Department of Organic Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry
Saint Petersburg State University, Russia


Professor Kaoru Yamanouchi
Department of Chemistry
School of Science


Porphyrin-fullerene systems, either blends or covalently linked ensembles, are often referred to as prospective materials for transformation of solar energy to useful forms of energy, like electric power or the energy of chemical bonds. A brief introduction to this topic illustrated by recent examples from this research field will be presented in the lecture. In particular, synthetic and physicochemical aspects will be considered and the problems of structure-property relationship will be discussed.

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