Some of 1,6-(N-substituted) aza- fulleroids (1) and their corresponding photochemical reaction products, 1,2-(N-substituted) aziridino- fullerenes (2) showed peculiar transient absorption peaks depending on the N-substituents. Although these bands are considered to concern with very slow photochemical rearrangements 1 → 2 in the excited triplet state, no definitive evidence has been obtained yet. We report on the character of the excited triplet states in these compounds by means of a time-resolved electron paramagnetic resonance technique. Definitive evidence on the involvement of intra-molecular charge transfer states is shown in this Letter.
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