Photoinduced electron transfer in π-extended tetrathiafulvalene-porphyrin-fullerene triad molecules

Gerdenis Kodis, Paul A. Liddell, Linda De la Garza, Ana L Moore, Thomas A Moore, John Devens Gust

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Two molecular triads consisting of a porphyrin (P) covalently linked to a fullerene electron acceptor (C60) and a π-extended tetrathiafulvalene electron donor (TTF) have been synthesized. Time resolved spectroscopic investigations of the triad featuring a free base porphyrin moiety (TTF-P2H-C60) show that in 2-methyltetrahydrofuran solution, excitation of the porphyrin leads to formation of a TTF-P2H.+-C60.- charge-separated state in 25 ps. Electron transfer from the TTF generates a final TTF.+-P2H-C60.- state with an overall yield of 0.87. This species decays to the ground state in 1.07 μs. Similar experiments on the zinc analog, TTF-Pzn-C60, show formation of TTF-Pzn.+-C60.- in 1.5 ps, followed by generation of TTF.+-Pzn-C60.- with a yield of 0.09. This charge-separated state also decays to the ground state in 1.07 μs. Comparison of these results with those for previously reported triads with different donor moieties reveals differences in electron transfer rate constants that can be qualitatively understood in the framework of the Marcus-Hush electron transfer formalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2100-2108
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Photoinduced electron transfer in π-extended tetrathiafulvalene-porphyrin-fullerene triad molecules. / Kodis, Gerdenis; Liddell, Paul A.; De la Garza, Linda; Moore, Ana L; Moore, Thomas A; Gust, John Devens.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol. 12, No. 7, 2002, p. 2100-2108.

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