Exceptionally Long-Lived Photodriven Multi-Electron Storage without Sacrificial Reagents

Kuss-Petermann, Martin and Wenger, Oliver S.. (2017) Exceptionally Long-Lived Photodriven Multi-Electron Storage without Sacrificial Reagents. Chemistry - A European Journal, 23 (45). pp. 10808-10814.

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Photoexcitation of a molecular pentad in the presence of Sc3+ in de-aerated CH3CN leads to a quinone dianion that is stable on the millisecond timescale. Light-driven electron accumulation on the quinone unit is sensitized by two Ru(bpy)32+ complexes in an intramolecular process, which relies on covalently attached triarylamine donors rather than on sacrificial reagents. Lewis acid–Lewis base interactions between Sc3+ and quinone dianion are responsible for the exceptionally long lifetime of this photoproduct. Our study of photoinduced multi-electron transfer is relevant in the greater context of solar energy conversion.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Wenger)
UniBasel Contributors:Wenger, Oliver and Kuss-Petermann, Martin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article -- The final publication is available at Wiley, see DOI link
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