Photophysical properties of the newly synthesized triad based on [70]fullerene studies with laser flash photolysis

Frédéric Oswald, Mohamed E. El-Khouly, Yasuyuki Araki, Osamu Ito, Fernando Langa

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N,N-Dimethylaniline-pyrazolinoC70-ferrocene has been prepared with the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of a nitrile imine with C 70. Although three regioisomers regarding the position of the pyrazolino group on the C70 were identified in the reaction products, molecular orbital calculations indicate that the stabilities and electronic properties of the three isomers are almost the same, which was confirmed by the sharp redox peaks. The photophysical properties of the triads have been investigated by measuring the time-resolved emission and transient absorption spectra showing that charge separation takes place efficiently via the photoexcited singlet state of the C70 moiety with accepting an electron from the donor moieties. It was found that the pyrazolino ring mediates a charge separation between the donor moieties and the photoexcited C 70 moiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4335-4341
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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