Dynamics of the photogenerated charge-separated (CS) state is studied for a newly synthesized molecular triad, in which the donor (D) dimethoxytriphenylamine, 1,3-bis(2-pyridylimino)isoindolate platinum (BPIPt), and the acceptor (A) naphthaldiimide are linked with a triethynylbenzene unit (BPIPt-DA). Photoexcitation of BPIPt gives rise to generation of a long-lived (∼4 μs) CS state BPIPt-D+A-, of which the lifetime is considerably increased by an applied magnetic field of 270 mT. The positive magnetic field effect (MFE) is in contrast to the negative MFE for the reference DA molecule, which indicates successful switching of the initial spin state of the CS state from singlet to triplet. Simulations of the MFE and time-resolved electron paramagnetic resonance show that spin-selective charge recombination and spin relaxation are unaffected by attachment of BPIPt. The minimum impact of heavy atom substitution on the electronic and magnetic properties has been realized by the small electronic coupling mediated by the rigid meta-triethynylbenzene.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry