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Photophysical properties of Sn (IV)tetraphenylporphyrin-pyrene dyad with a β-vinyl linker

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-300
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


A Sn(IV)tetraphenylporphyrin (T) has been functionalized with a β-vinyl pyrene (P) and the photophysical properties of the formed dyad (T-P) with its corresponding precursors were studied in three solvents with different polarities using steady-state and time-resolved measurements in ps and fs timescales. When the pyrene moiety is excited at λex = 340 nm, the fluorescence spectroscopy experiments indicate in all the studied solvents, an efficient quenching of the pyrene emission. When excited at either λex = 340 nm or λex = 405 nm, where porphyrin absorbs, a new emissive excited state complex (T-P)∗is observed at wavelenghts close to the parent porphyrin emission. The emission is more pronounced in nonpolar hexane showing a mono-exponential decay, but bi-exponential decays are observed in more polar dicloromethane and acetonitrile. When the porphyrin moiety is excited at λex = 425 nm, the fs transient absorption analysis shows two different intermediate species (~ 7-11 ps and 80-100 ps) with broad absorption in the near-IR region. This implies either the existence of two different excited conformers (T-P)∗, which decay to the ground state via a charge separated state (CSS), or the formation of the (T-P)∗state via the second excited state of the porphyrin moiety, yielding first an excited emissive v(T-P)∗state, with a lifetime of 80-100 ps.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • fs transient absorption, kinetics, optical properties, Sn (IV)tetraphenylporphyrin, β-vinyl pyrene donor

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