Excitation transfer from 1BODIPY∗ to bisstyrylBODIPY followed by electron transfer to C60 leading to a charge separated state of appreciable lifetime in a supramolecularly assembled triad is demonstrated, as a mimic of the photosynthetic 'antenna-reaction centre'.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors are thankful to the National Science Foundation (Grant No. 1401188) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korea government (MEST) (2016R1E1A1A01943379) for support of this work. We thank Dr Guido Verbeck and the Laboratory for Imaging Mass Spectrometry at the University of North Texas for MALDI-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry data.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry