Ligand-to-metal charge transfer driven by excited-state antiaromaticity in metallohexaphyrins

Jinseok Kim, Hyeonwoo Kim, Juwon Oh, Dongho Kim

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We investigated the effect of excited-state antiaromaticity on the ligand-to-metal charge transfer (LMCT) process of metallohexaphyrins. According to Baird rule, the aromatic metallohexaphyrins in the S0 state become antiaromatic in the S1 state. Because of the metal–ligand redox-like nature of LMCT process, the LMCT process can release the antiaromatic nature and its energetic destabilization. The metallohexaphyrins show a correlation between the S0-state aromaticity and time constants for the LMCT process, which well demonstrates that the excited-state antiaromaticity at the Franck–Condon state acts as a driving force for the LMCT process. These findings elucidate the effect of excited-state antiaromaticity on the excited-state behaviors and further provide an insight into the photochemistry of organic molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-513
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr

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Funding Information:
Soonchunhyang University, Grant/Award Number: 20201140; National Research Foundation of Korea, Grant/Award Numbers: 2021R1A6A1A03039503, 2021R1C1C1013828 Funding information

Funding Information:
The work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (No. 2021R1C1C1013828 and No. 2021R1A6A1A03039503) and the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund (No. 20201140).

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© 2022 Korean Chemical Society, Seoul & Wiley-VCH GmbH.

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