A voyage into the synthesis and photophysics of homo- and heterobinuclear ensembles of phthalocyanines and porphyrins

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): De La Torre G, Bottari G, Sekita M, Hausmann A, Guldi DM, Torres T
Journal: Chemical Society Reviews
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication year: 2013
Volume: 42
Journal issue: 20
Pages range: 8049-8105
ISSN: 0306-0012
eISSN: 1460-4744


Abstract


The remarkable properties of both phthalocyanines and porphyrins as individual building blocks have motivated the synthesis and study of homo- and heterobinuclear conjugates as light-harvesting systems. These planar chromophores share important electronic features such as high molar absorption coefficients, rich redox chemistry and interesting photoinduced energy and/or electron transfer abilities. In addition, some of these properties can be tuned by the introduction of different peripheral substituents and metal centres. In this review, we present relevant synthetic strategies for the preparation of covalent and supramolecular, homo- and heterobinuclear systems based on phthalocyanine and porphyrin chromophores, leading to a variety of architectures. In such systems, the degree of electronic interaction between the components is highly dependent on the electronic features of the two macrocycles, their linkage, and the molecular topology of the ensemble. In addition, incorporation of electroactive units into these binuclear systems has been pursued, affording multicomponent, donor-acceptor conjugates. In-depth photophysical characterization of the ground- and excited-state features of many of these homo- and heterobinuclear phthalocyanine and/or porphyrin ensembles has also been presented. Particular attention has been paid to understand the fundamental dynamics of the energy transfer and charge separation processes of these systems. This review intends to offer a general overview of the preparation of this class of compounds and the study of their photophysical properties which clearly show their potentiality as model compounds of light-harvesting complexes. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Guldi, Dirk Michael Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I
Hausmann, Anita
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I
Sekita, Michael Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie I


External institutions with authors

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)


How to cite

APA:
De La Torre, G., Bottari, G., Sekita, M., Hausmann, A., Guldi, D.M., & Torres, T. (2013). A voyage into the synthesis and photophysics of homo- and heterobinuclear ensembles of phthalocyanines and porphyrins. Chemical Society Reviews, 42(20), 8049-8105. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cs60140d

MLA:
De La Torre, Gema, et al. "A voyage into the synthesis and photophysics of homo- and heterobinuclear ensembles of phthalocyanines and porphyrins." Chemical Society Reviews 42.20 (2013): 8049-8105.

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