Intramolecular photoinduced electron-transfer processes in buta-1,3-diynyl-benzene-linked porphyrin-fullerene dyad

Ken Ichi Yamanaka, Mamoru Fujitsuka, Yasuyuki Araki, Kentaro Tashiro, Azumi Sato, Tetsuro Yuzawa, Takuzo Aida

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Intramolecular electron-transfer process of porphyrin-fullerene dyad linked by phenyl buta-1,3-diynyl-phenyl unit (ZnP-sp-C60) was studied by laser flash photolysis. Picosecond fluorescence lifetime and transient absorption measurements revealed that photoinduced charge-separation takes place via the excited singlet state (1ZnP*) with the rate constant of (1-2) × 1010 s-1. For the charge recombination, about a half of the radical-ion pair decayed quickly with 2.9 × 10 9 s-1 as evaluated from picosecond transient absorption measurements, whereas the remaining half was long-lived with slow decay (1.6 × 106 s-1) as estimated from nanosecond transient absorption measurements. The lifetime of the radical-ion pair of ZnP-sp-C 60 was longer than those of directly connected dyads with a buta-1,3-diynyl bridge and buta-1,3-diynyl-phenyl bridge by the insertion of an extra phenyl group in addition to the pyrrodino ring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-405
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1


  • Bridge
  • Fullerene
  • Photoinduced electron transfer
  • Zinc porphyrin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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