A simple Dyad exhibiting microsecond charge-separation in non-polar solvents

K.P. Ghiggino, J.A. Hutchison, S.J. Langford, Melissa Latter, M.A.P. Lee, M. Takezaki

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A simple photovoltaic device in which two chromophoric components are assembled by Zn-N coordination yields a charge-separated state with microsecond lifetime upon photoexcitation in non-polar solvents. Characterization of the electron transfer dynamics using time-resolved fluorescence and transient absorption spectroscopy suggests that the unusual longevity is due to charge recombination occurring between states with different electron spin character. Control of electron spin may provide a novel paradigm for optimizing light-induced charge-separation processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-185
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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