We have demonstrated aromaticity reversal in the singlet excited states of internally 1,3-phenylene-strapped - and hexaphyrins (P26H and P28H). P26H displays a broad and reduced singlet-excited-state absorption spectrum, whereas P28H exhibits a sharp and intense singlet-excited-state absorption spectrum; both are in contrast to the ground-state absorption spectra, strongly indicating aromaticity reversal in the singlet excited state. Furthermore, magnetic and topological indices of aromaticity such as nucleus-independent chemical shift and harmonic oscillator model of aromaticity values for P26H and P28H also suggest that their singlet excited states become antiaromatic and aromatic, respectively.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry