Comparison of reorganization energies for intra- and intermolecular electron transfer

Hiroshi Imahori, Hiroko Yamada, Dirk M. Guldi, Yoshito Endo, Akihisa Shimomura, Santi Kundu, Koji Yamada, Tadashi Okada, Yoshiteru Sakata, Shunichi Fukuzumi

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Abstract

Do electrons prefer to visit planes or spheres? Reorganization energies for intramolecular electron transfer involving a 3D acceptor (C60) and a 2D acceptor (NIm; see scheme) have been determined. Comparison of reorganization energies for the intra- versus intermolecular electron transfer has provided, for the first time, valuable insight into the intrinsic reorganization energies relating to different molecular shapes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2344-2347
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume41
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2002

Keywords

  • Donor-acceptor systems
  • Electron transfer
  • Fullerenes
  • Photosynthesis
  • Porphyrinoids

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