Doctor of Philosophy
School of Chemistry
Mitchell, Rhys Thomas, Synthesis of water soluble porphyrins and their applications, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, School of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, 2016. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4798
This thesis is focused on the generation of water soluble amphiphilic porphyrins for the creation of an artificial photosynthesis model. The development of functionalised porphyrins will allow for the molecules to be bound to protein maquettes and a study into energy and electron transfer undertaken. The investigation into these molecules will also allow for a study into porphyrin synthesis by flow chemistry and the creation of a water soluble porphyrin bound hydrogel.