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.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry