Synthesis and photophysical properties of [60]fullerene-oligo(thienylene-ethynylene) dyads

Yuko Obara, Kazuo Takimiya, Yoshio Aso, Tetsuo Otsubo

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Two series of [60]fullerene-linked oligo(2,3-thienylene-ethynylene)s and oligo(2,5-thienylene-ethynylene)s have been synthesized to elucidate their photophysical characteristics. Their fluorescence spectra in toluene reveals distinct photoinduced intramolecular interactions between the oligomers and C60, which occur in a through-space fashion for the 2,3-thienylene-ethynylene system and in a through-bond fashion for the 2,5-thienylene-ethynylene system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6877-6881
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sep 24
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkynes
  • Electron transfer
  • Fullerenes
  • Oligomers
  • Photophysics
  • Thiophenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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