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Photoinduced Electron/Energy Transfer Across Molecular Bridges in Binuclear Metal Complexes

  • C. Chiorboli
  • M. T. Indelli
  • F. ScandolaEmail author
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Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 257)

Abstract

Molecular bridges that efficiently move charge between remote donor and acceptor sites can be thought of as molecular wires. Insight into the properties of molecular wires can be obtained by studying photoinduced electron transfer in covalently linked donor--bridge--acceptor systems. This article summarizes some of the recent progress in the study of such systems involving transition metal complexes as donor and acceptor units. Specific classes of molecular bridges are considered, namely, polyphenylene, and polyquinoxaline bridges. Basic questions are discussed, such as the transfer mechanisms, the associated distance and bridge structure dependence, and the interplay between energy and electron transfer.

Electron transfer Energy transfer Supramolecular photochemistry Bimetallic complexes Molecular wires 

Abbreviations

cr

Charge recombination

cs

Charge separation

ET

Electron transfer

EnT

Energy transfer

FCWD

Franck--Condon weighted density of states

HOMO

Highest occupied molecular orbital

ILET

Intraligand electron transfer

LC

Ligand centered

LMCT

Ligand-to-metal charge transfer

LUMO

Lowest unoccupied molecular orbital

MMET

Metal-to-metal electron transfer

bpy

2,2′-Bipyridine

bqpy

Bis-dipirido[3,2-f:2′,3′-h]quinoxalo-[2,3-e:2′,3′l]pyrene

Me2bpy

4,4′-Dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine

Me2phen

4,7-Dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline

phen

1,10-Phenanthroline

tatpp

9,11,20,22-Tetraazatetrapyrido[3,2-a:2′3′-c3′′,2′′-l:2′′′,3′′′-n]pentacene

tpphz

Tetrapyrido[3,2-a:2′,3′-c:3′′,2′′-h:2′′′,3′′′-j]phenazine

tpy

2,2,2′′-Terpyridine

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