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Remarkable Dependence of the Final Charge Separation Efficiency on the Donor-Acceptor Interaction in Photoinduced Electron Transfer

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-633
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


The unprecedented dependence of final charge separation efficiency as a function of donor-acceptor interaction in covalently-linked molecules with a rectilinear rigid oligo-p-xylene bridge has been observed. Optimization of the donor-acceptor electronic coupling remarkably inhibits the undesirable rapid decay of the singlet charge-separated state to the ground state, yielding the final long-lived, triplet charge-separated state with circa 100% efficiency. This finding is extremely useful for the rational design of artificial photosynthesis and organic photovoltaic cells toward efficient solar energy conversion.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Charge separation, Electron transfer, Electronic coupling, Exciplexes, Marcus theory

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