The aggregation behavior of meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin, [H-2(TPPS4)](4-), in the presence of hydrated polyethyleneimine (PEI) in aqueous solutions (1.6 < pH < 7.6) has been investigated. The interaction leads to the formation of a variety of pH dependent species, which have been attributed to porphyrin dimers or small oligomers under neutral conditions and J-aggregates on lowering the pH. The aggregation process follows kinetics typical of self-similar systems whose rates increase steeply on increasing the matrix concentration. This finding could be explained on the basis of an increased availability of binding sites for the growing aggregates. The charged polymer has been used to electrostatically adsorb the porphyrin onto glass substrates affording multilayered films. Our results point to the presence of fully protonated species in the solid state, which rearrange into J-aggregates as a function of pH and water content. The systems in solution and on glass surfaces have been investigated through a combination of UV-vis spectroscopy, fluorescence emission and resonance light scattering techniques.

Aggregation of meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin on polyethyleneimine in aqueous solutions and on a glass surface

CASTRICIANO, MARIA;ROMEO, Andrea;MONSU' SCOLARO, Luigi
2002

Abstract

The aggregation behavior of meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin, [H-2(TPPS4)](4-), in the presence of hydrated polyethyleneimine (PEI) in aqueous solutions (1.6 < pH < 7.6) has been investigated. The interaction leads to the formation of a variety of pH dependent species, which have been attributed to porphyrin dimers or small oligomers under neutral conditions and J-aggregates on lowering the pH. The aggregation process follows kinetics typical of self-similar systems whose rates increase steeply on increasing the matrix concentration. This finding could be explained on the basis of an increased availability of binding sites for the growing aggregates. The charged polymer has been used to electrostatically adsorb the porphyrin onto glass substrates affording multilayered films. Our results point to the presence of fully protonated species in the solid state, which rearrange into J-aggregates as a function of pH and water content. The systems in solution and on glass surfaces have been investigated through a combination of UV-vis spectroscopy, fluorescence emission and resonance light scattering techniques.
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