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Supramolecular Complex of a Fused Zinc Phthalocyanine-Zinc Porphyrin Dyad Assembled by Two Imidazole-C60 Units: Ultrafast Energy Transfer Followed by Electron Transfer


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Supramolecular Complex of a Fused Zinc Phthalocyanine-Zinc Porphyrin Dyad Assembled by Two Imidazole-C60 Units: Ultrafast Energy Transfer Followed by Electron Transfer
Authors:
Follana Berná, Jorge
Seetharaman, Sairaman
Martín Gomis, Luis
Charalambidis, Georgios
Trapali, Adelais
Karr, Paul A.
Coutsolelos, Athanassios G.
Fernández Lázaro, Fernando
D’Souza, Francis
Sastre Santos, Angela
Department:
Departamentos de la UMH::Farmacología, Pediatría y Química Orgánica
Issue Date:
2018-02-26
Abstract:
A new zinc phthalocyanine-zinc porphyrin dyad (ZnPc-ZnP) fused through a pyrazine ring has been synthesized as a receptor for imidazole-substituted C60 (C60Im) electron acceptor. Self-assembly via metal-ligand axial coordination and the pertinent association constants in solution were determined by 1H-NMR, UV-Vis and fluorescence titration experiments at room temperature. The designed host was able to bind up to two C60Im electron acceptor guest molecules to yield C60Im:ZnPc-ZnP:ImC60 donor-acceptor supramolecular complex. The spectral data showed that the two binding sites behave independently with binding constants similar in magnitude. Steady-state fluorescence studies were indicative of an efficient singlet-singlet energy transfer from zinc porphyrin to zinc phthalocyanine within the fused dyad. Accordingly, the transient absorption studies covering a wide timescale of femto-to-milli seconds revealed ultrafast energy transfer from 1ZnP* to ZnPc (kEnT ~ 1012 s-1) in the fused dyad. Further, a photo induced electron transfer was observed in the supramolecularly assembled C60Im:ZnPc-ZnP:ImC60 donor-acceptor complex leading to charge separated states, which persisted for about 200ns.
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