468024 Photocatalytic Photosystem I/PEDOT Composite Films Prepared By Vapor Phase Polymerization
We describe a versatile technique to fabricate photocatalytic composite films containing PSI and a chosen intrinsically conductive polymer (ICP). Iron (III)—a friedel crafts catalyst—is added to protein solutions by way of water soluble FeCl3. Drop casting of these solutions on a substrate of choice is followed by contact with low temperature (40oC) monomer vapor of a well-studied ICP, poly(3,4-etylenedioxythiophene) PEDOT. In minutes, a ~200 nm thick polymer/protein composite is grown. Composite films retain the high conductivity of the used ICP and the characteristic absorbance and photocatalytic capabilities of PSI multilayers. Vapor phase processing allows versatility in choice of underlying substrate.
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