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Photoinduced electron transfer in zinc porphyrin-crown ether supramolecule with Eu3+ electron acceptor in crown void

Krishnan, V and Batova, EE and Shafirovich, VY (1994) Photoinduced electron transfer in zinc porphyrin-crown ether supramolecule with Eu3+ electron acceptor in crown void. In: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 84 (3). pp. 233-235.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/1010-6030(94)03865-1

Abstract

Photoinduced electron transfer (ET) reactions in the zinc porphyrin-crown ether (ZnPCE) supramolecule, in which one crown ether moiety containing Eu3+ as electron acceptor is covalently linked to zinc porphyrin (ZnP), were studied by flash photolysis. In methanol solutions, highly efficient charge separation occurs via intramolecular ET from (ZnP)-Zn-3 to Eu3+ encapsulated in the crown ether void (k(1) = (3 +/- 1) X 10(3) s(-1)) and intramolecular ET from 3ZnP to uncomplexed Eu2+ (k(2) = (2.5 +/- 0.5) X 10(3) s(-1)). Intermolecular ET from Eu2+ escaped from the crown ether void to ZnP.+ (k(tau) = (4.3 +/- 0.7) X 10(8) M(-1) s(-1)) seems to be the main pathway of charge recombination.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 10:28
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2011 10:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36690

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