Effective inclusion of chlorophyllous pigments into mesoporous silica for the energy transfer between the chromophores

Hiroyasu Furukawa, Kazuyuki Kuroda

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Silica/chlorophyll nanocomposites were synthesized for mimicking partly a light-harvesting apparatus of higher plants. The energy transfer between chlorophyll a and b in alkanediol-modified mesoporous silica was observed by fluorescence measurements. To develop an effective immobilization method for the highly efficient energy transfer, chlorophyll derivatives possessing triethoxysilyl groups were also synthesized and grafted onto FSM-type mesoporous silica. In this case, the energy transfer efficiency was higher than that of the former adsorption way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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