Linker-controlled energy and charge transfer within chlorophyll trefoils

Richard F. Kelley, Michael J. Tauber, Michael R. Wasielewski

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Share and share alike: Chlorophylls are appended to rigid linkers with threefold symmetry. The efficiency of both energy and charge transfer between the chlorophylls is controlled by the structure of the central linker. Direct chlorophyll-ethynyl linkage facilitates charge sharing between all three chlorophylls on the EPR/ENDOR timescale (10 7 Hz). ENDOR = electron nuclear double resonance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7979-7982
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 2006


  • Electron transfer
  • Femtochemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Photosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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