Photoinduced intramolecular electron-transfer events of the newly synthesized subphthalocyanine-tripheny-lamine-fullerene triad (SubPc-TPA-Co 60) and subphthalocyanine-triphenylamine-bisfullerene tetrad (SubPc-TPA-(C60)2) were studied. The geometric and electronic structures of the triad were probed by ab initio B3LYP/3-21G method, which predicts SubPc-TPA.+-C60.- as a stable charge-separated state. The photoinduced events via the excited singlet state of SubPc were monitored by time-resolved emission measurements as well as transient absorption techniques. Efficient charge-separations via the excited states of SubPc were observed with the rates of ∼1010 s _1. Compared with the SubPc - TPA dyad, a long-lived charge-separated state was observed for the SubPc - TPA - C60 triad with the lifetime of the radical ion pairs (τRIP) of 670 ns in benzonitrile. Interestingly, further charge stabilization was achieved in the charge-separated state of SubPc - TPA - (C60)2, in which the τRIP was found to be 1050 ns in benzonitrile.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry