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Long-Range Charge Separation in a Ferrocene-(zinc Porphyrin)-Naphtalenediimide Triad. Asymmetric Role of 1,2,3-Triazole Linkers

Abstract : New dyad and triad systems based on a zinc porphyrin (ZnP), a naphthalenediimide (NDI), and a ferrocene (Fc) as molecular components, linked by 1,2,3-triazole bridges, ZnP-NDI (3) and Fc-ZnP-NDI (4), have been synthesized. Their photophysical behavior has been investigated by both visible excitation of the ZnP chromophore and UV excitation of the NDI unit. Dyad 3 exhibits relatively inefficient quenching of the ZnP singlet excited state, slow charge separation, and fast charge recombination processes. Excitation of the NDI chromophore, on the other hand, leads to charge separation by both singlet and triplet quenching pathways, with the singlet charge-separated (CS) state recombining in a subnanosecond time scale and the triplet CS state decaying in ca. 90 ns. In the triad system 4, primary formation of the Fc-ZnP+-NDI- charge-separated state is followed by a secondary hole shift process from ZnP to Fc. The product of the stepwise charge separation, Fc+-ZnP-NDI-, undergoes recombination to the ground state in 1.9 μs. The charge-separated states are always formed more efficiently upon NDI excitation than upon ZnP excitation. DFT calculations on a bridge-acceptor fragment show that the bridge is expected to mediate a fast donor-to-bridge-to-acceptor electron cascade following excitation of the acceptor. More generally, triazole bridges may behave asymmetrically with respect to photoinduced electron transfer in dyads, kinetically favoring hole-transfer pathways triggered by excitation of the acceptor over electron-transfer pathways promoted by excitation of the donor.
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Mirco Natali, Marcella Ravaglia, Franco Scandola, Julien Boixel, Yann Pellegrin, et al.. Long-Range Charge Separation in a Ferrocene-(zinc Porphyrin)-Naphtalenediimide Triad. Asymmetric Role of 1,2,3-Triazole Linkers. The Journal of physical chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2013, 117 (38), pp.19334-19345. ⟨10.1021/jp406405k⟩. ⟨hal-00947185⟩

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