A supramolecular complex was formed between zinc chlorin carboxylate (ZnCh-) and lithium ion-encapsulated fullerene (Li +@C60) by an electrostatic interaction in benzonitrile (PhCN). The binding constant was determined to be 7.7 × 104 M-1. No fluorescence quenching of ZnCh- was observed upon addition of Li+@C60, indicating that no electron transfer (ET) from the singlet excited state of ZnCh- (1[ZnCh -]*) to Li+@C60 occurred. In contrast, the transient absorption band due to triplet excited state of ZnCh- (3[ZnCh-]*) was efficiently quenched by ET from 3[ZnCh-]* to Li+@C60 to produce the charge-separated (CS) state, [ZnCh-]•+/ Li+@C60•-, with the rate constant of kET = 5.3 × 104 s-1. The charge-recombination dynamics was monitored by the decay of the transient absorption band at 1035 nm due to Li+@C60 •-. The lifetime of the CS state was determined to be 170 μs. The spin state of CS state was triplet determined by EPR measurements at low temperature. The reorganization energy (λ) and electronic coupling term (V) of ET and back electron transfer (BET) were determined from the temperature dependence of kET and kBET to be λ = 0.46 ± 0.02 eV and V = 0.095 ± 0.030 cm-1 for ET and λ = 1.26 ± 0.04 eV and V = 0.066 ± 0.010 cm-1 for BET based on the Marcus theory of nonadiabatic electron transfer. Such small V values result from the small orbital interaction between ZnCh- and Li +@C60 moieties to afford the long-lived CS state.