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Title: Synthesis of porphyrin nanostructures

Abstract

The present disclosure generally relates to self-assembly methods for generating porphyrin nanostructures. For example, in one embodiment a method is provided that includes preparing a porphyrin solution and a surfactant solution. The porphyrin solution is then mixed with the surfactant solution at a concentration sufficient for confinement of the porphyrin molecules by the surfactant molecules. In some embodiments, the concentration of the surfactant is at or above its critical micelle concentration (CMC), which allows the surfactant to template the growth of the nanostructure over time. The size and morphology of the nanostructures may be affected by the type of porphyrin molecules used, the type of surfactant used, the concentration of the porphyrin and surfactant the pH of the mixture of the solutions, and the order of adding the reagents to the mixture, to name a few variables.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1162111
Patent Number(s):
8,871,926
Application Number:
12/892,342
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Sep 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Fan, Hongyou, and Bai, Feng. Synthesis of porphyrin nanostructures. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Fan, Hongyou, & Bai, Feng. Synthesis of porphyrin nanostructures. United States.
Fan, Hongyou, and Bai, Feng. Tue . "Synthesis of porphyrin nanostructures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1162111.
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