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Porphyrin Electron-transfer Reactions Observed at the Molecular Level
August 2, 2007
Researchers at Temple University have observed and documented electron-transfer reactions on an electrode surface at the single molecule level for the first time, a discovery which could have future relevance to areas such as molecular electronics, electrochemistry, biology, catalysis, information storage and solar energy conversion.
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