- Sakai, N.; Sisson, A. L.; Bhosale, S.; Fürstenberg, A.; Banerji, N.; Vauthey, E.; Matile, S. “Rigid-Rod Push-Pull Naphthalenediimide Photosystems” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2007, 5, 2560-2563
Design, synthesis and evaluation of advanced rigid-rod π-stack photosystems with asymmetric scaffolds are reported. The influence of push–pull rods on self-organization, photoinduced charge separation and photosynthetic activity is investigated and turns out to be surprisingly small overall.