Fast energy transfer within a self-assembled cyclic porphyrin tetramer

Rebecca A. Jensen, Richard F. Kelley, Suk Joong Lee, Michael R. Wasielewski, Joseph T. Hupp, David M. Tiede

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The structure of a cyclic self-assembled tetramer of an asymmetric meso-ethynylpyridyl-functionalized Zn(ii)-porphyrin was established by solution-phase X-ray scattering and diffraction; femtosecond transient absorption and anisotropy spectroscopies were used to (a) observe rapid energy transfer (3.8 ps-1) between porphyrin subunits and (b) establish that the transfer occurs between adjacent units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1886-1888
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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Jensen, R. A., Kelley, R. F., Lee, S. J., Wasielewski, M. R., Hupp, J. T., & Tiede, D. M. (2008). Fast energy transfer within a self-assembled cyclic porphyrin tetramer. Chemical Communications, (16), 1886-1888.