- Perez-Velasco, A.; Gorteau, V.; Matile, S. “Rigid Oligoperylenediimide Rods: Anion-π Slides with Photosynthetic Activity” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 921-923
Slide rules: A new class of membrane-active rigid-rod molecules comprising π-acidic, n-semiconducting oligoperylenediimides is introduced (see picture). They are able to combine passive anion transport across lipid bilayers with photoactive electron transport in the other direction across intact vesicle membranes. Thus, the compounds demonstrate artificial photosynthetic activity.
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