Photoinduced intrarotaxane electron transfer between zinc porphyrin and [60]fullerene in benzonitrile

Nobuhiro Watanabe, Nobuhiro Kihara, Yoshio Furusho, Toshikazu Takata, Yasuyuki Araki, Osamu Ito

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A through-space superexchange mechanism appears to be responsible for charge recombination (CR) following photoexcitation and charge separation (CS) in rotaxanes containing zinc porphyrin and C60 moieties (see picture), as suggested by the low activation energy of this process. Furthermore, the charge-separated state is relatively long-lived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-683
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Feb 10


  • Charge transfer
  • Fluorescence
  • Fullerenes
  • Porphyrinoids
  • Rotaxanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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