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Very Fast Single-Step Photoinduced Charge Separation in Zinc Porphyrin Bridged to a Gold Porphyrin by a Bisethynyl Quaterthiophene
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Photochemistry and Molecular Science.
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2009 (English)In: Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0020-1669, E-ISSN 1520-510X, Vol. 48, no 2, 518-526 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A new heterometallic dyad composed of a zinc porphyrin linked by bisethynyl quaterthiophene to a gold porphyrin was synthesized according to a stepwise modular approach. The latter dyad and the parent reference compounds (porphyrin-ethynylquatedhiophene) were characterized by electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, and femtosecond transient absorption spectrocopy. We showed that light excitation of the zinc or the gold porphyrin induces a very fast and quantitative charge separation over a distance of 25 angstrom which occurs through a superexchange mechanism. The lifetime of the charge-separated state is 3.3 ns in toluene and 100 ps in dichloromethane, and it recombines to the ground state in both solvents.

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2009. Vol. 48, no 2, 518-526 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129250DOI: 10.1021/ic800727eISI: 000262430800017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-129250DiVA: diva2:338115
Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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