Predicting Larger Absorption Cross-Section in Porphyrin Dyes using DFT Calculations

Yasin, Amina and Rajan, Jose and M. M., Yusoff (2015) Predicting Larger Absorption Cross-Section in Porphyrin Dyes using DFT Calculations. Journal of Porphyrin and Phthalocyanines, 19 (12). pp. 1270-1278. ISSN 1088-4246 (Print); 1099-1409 (Online). (Published)

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Porphyrin macrocycles play an important role in designing of fluorophores with superior light harvesting properties similar to that of antennas in biological systems. In this paper, new Zn(II) porphyrin dyes were investigated to improve the performance of the YD2-o-C8 using density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations. Effects of various substituted and anchoring groups on basic porphine and Zn(II)porphyrin derivatives were systematically studied at the B3LYP/LanL2DZ level. The absorption spectra of Zn(II)porphyrin derivatives bearing one, two and four anchoring groups in the meso-positions were also studied. The calculations showed that a molecule [5, 10, 15, 20-(4-carboxyphenylethynyl)porphyrinato]Zn(II) have large absorption crosssection than available in the existing porphyrin dyes. The results of these calculations would open up enormous possibilities to develop porphyrin dyes characterized by high absorption cross-section for various light harvesting applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zn(II)porhyrin dyes; DSSCs; DFT; TD-DFT; electronic properties; absorption cross-section
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Jose Rajan
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 02:35
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 03:10
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