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Triplet excitation energy transfer in porphyrin-based donor-bridge-acceptor systems with conjugated bridges of varying length: An experimental and DFT study

Mattias P. Eng (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi) ; Thomas Ljungdahl (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Organisk kemi) ; Jerker Mårtensson (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Organisk kemi) ; Bo Albinsson (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi)
Journal of Physical Chemistry B (1520-6106). Vol. 110 (2006), 13, p. 6483-6491.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

A series of donor-bridge-acceptor (D-B-A) systems with varying donor-acceptor distances have been studied with respect to their triplet energy transfer properties. The donor and acceptor moieties, zinc(II), and free-base porphyrin, respectively, were separated by 2-5 oligo-p-phenyleneethynylene units (OPE) giving rise to edge-to-edge separations ranging between 12.7 and 33.4 angstrom. The study was performed in 2-MTHF at 150 K and it was established that triplet excitation energy transfer occurs with high efficiency in all of the studied D-B-A systems. The distance dependence was exponential with an attenuation factor, beta, equal to 0.45 +/- 0.015 angstrom(-1). The experimental study was also supported by quantum mechanical DFT and TD-DFT calculations on a series of closely related model systems. A thorough analysis of the OPE-bridge conformational dynamics led to an equation that quantitatively models the distance dependence of the electronic coupling found in the experimental study.

Denna post skapades 2007-02-05. Senast ändrad 2017-10-03.
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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi (2005-2014)
Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Organisk kemi (2006-2014)



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