An extremely small reorganization energy of electron transfer in porphyrin-fullerene dyad

Hiroshi Imahori, Nikolai V. Tkachenko, Visa Vehmahen, Koichi Tamaki, Helge Lemmetyinen, Yoshiteru Sakata, Shunichi Fukuzumi

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Abstract

Both charge-transfer absorption and emission have been observed in porphyrin-linked fullerene where the C60 moiety is closely located on the porphyrin plane. Electron-transfer parameters including reorganization energies, free energy changes, and electronic coupling matrix elements were determined by analyzing the charge-transfer absorption and emission in benzene. The reorganization energy is estimated as 0.23 ± 0.11 eV, which is the smallest value among inter- and intramolecular donor-acceptor systems ever reported and is comparable to the smallest ones for the primary charge separation in the photosynthetic reaction center. The results clearly show that fullerenes combined with porphyrins are potential components for constructing artificial photosynthetic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1750-1756
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume105
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2001

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