Photo-initiated multi-step electron transfer in donor-acceptor systems using a novel bi-functionalized perylene chromophore

Michael R. Wasielewski, Scott M. Dyar, Amanda L. Smeigh, Steven D. Karlen, Ryan M. Young

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tThe excited state and redox properties of a new bi-functional perylene redox chromophore, 2,3-dihydro-1-azabenzo[cd]perylene (DABP), are described. Perylene has been widely used in electron donor-acceptormolecules in fields ranging from artificial photosynthesis to molecular spintronics. However, attachingmultiple redox components to perylene to carry out multi-step electron transfer reactions often produceshard to separate regioisomers, which complicate data analysis. The use of DABP provides a strategy toretain the electronic properties of perylene, yet eliminate regioisomers. Ultrafast photo-initiated single-and two-step electron transfer reactions in three linear electron donor-acceptor systems incorporatingDABP are described to illustrate its utility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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