Screening electronic communication through ortho-, meta- and para-substituted linkers separating subphthalocyanines and C60.

David González-Rodríguez, Tomás Torres, María Ángeles Herranz, Luis Echegoyen, Esther Carbonell Llopis, Dirk M. Guldi

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Abstract

We have prepared two complementary series of SubPc-C(60) (SubPc=subphthalocyanine) electron/energy donor-acceptor systems, in which the two constituents are linked through ortho-, meta-, or para-substituted phenoxy spacers. In one of the series (1 a) the SubPc units bear iodine atoms, while in the other series (1 b) diphenylamino groups are linked to the SubPc macrocycles. The iodine atoms and diphenylamino groups both influence the resulting oxidation potentials of the electron-donating SubPc. They also modulate the outcome of excited state interactions, namely, energy and/or charge transfer. In addition, we have studied the impact that the substitution pattern in the phenoxy spacer exerts onto intramolecular processes in the ground and excited states. Although some of these processes are governed by the spatial separation between both components, the different electronic coupling through ortho-, meta-, or para- connections also plays decisive roles in some cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7670-7679
Number of pages10
JournalChemistry: A European Journal
Volume14
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Donor-acceptor systems
  • Electron transfer
  • Energy transfer
  • Fullerenes
  • Subphthalocyanines

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