Trans beta substituted chlorins and methods of making the same are disclosed, along with polymers formed from or containing such trans beta substituted chlorins as one or more monomeric units therein, light harvesting rods formed from such polymers, and electrodes carrying such polymers.
This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-96 ER14632 from the Department of Energy and Grant No. GM36238 from the National Institutes of Health. The Government has certain rights to this invention.