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Dane W. Scott
Zinc dipyrrin complexes have the potential to act as cheap, effective photosensitizers. Synthesizing and studying different types could lead to more efficient solar energy harvesting processes, especially the production of solar fuel. Here, two attempts to synthesize 1,3,7,9-tetraphenyl-5-mesityldipyrromethene are reported and discussed. According to 1H NMR, the first synthesis attempt was not successful. The second synthesis attempt was not purified effectively, so 1H NMR produced inconclusive results. Further purification strategies or alternate synthesis methods are required.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
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Meredith, Sylvia, "Synthesis of a Zinc Dipyrrin Complex for Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 645. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/645
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