Photoinduced twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) of meso-(4-dimethylamino)phenylamino subporphyrin 2 and meso-(4-nitro)phenylamino subporphyrin 3 has been revealed by steady-state and time-resolved absorption/fluorescence experiments and quantum calculations. Subporphyrins 2 and 3 undergo molecular twisting at the Cmeso–N bond and the N–Cipso bond, respectively, to trigger intramolecular charge separation, which is restricted at low temperature or in viscous paraffin oil with concurrent fluorescence recovery of local excited states.
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