Strong donor-acceptor couplings in a special pair-antenna model

Mikhail A. Filatov, Frédéric Laquai, Daniel Fortin, Roger Guilard*, Pierre D. Harvey

*Corresponding author for this work

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A special pair model composed of two cofacial zinc porphyrins (acceptor) linked to a free base (donor) acts as an energy transfer dyad. Despite the absence of conjugation, ππ*/charge transfer excited states and ultrafast energy transfer (∼5 ps) are noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9176-9178
Number of pages3
Issue number48
StatePublished - Dec 28 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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