INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN BIODIVERSIDAD Y BIOTECNOLOGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Long-range photoinduced charge separation in Tröger bases D/A dyads
DUSSO, DIEGO; RAMÍREZ, CRISTINA L.; LAURA MOYANO, E.; LANZA, PRISCILA A.; PARISE, ALEJANDRO R.; CHESTA, CARLOS A.; MONTEJANO, HERNÁN A.; VERA, D.MARIANO A.; DUSSO, DIEGO; RAMÍREZ, CRISTINA L.; LAURA MOYANO, E.; LANZA, PRISCILA A.; PARISE, ALEJANDRO R.; CHESTA, CARLOS A.; MONTEJANO, HERNÁN A.; VERA, D.MARIANO A.
JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2019
Tröger´s base (and its derivatives) are compounds comprised of two aromatic (or polyaromatic) rings bridged by a diazocine aliphatic cycle. We report herein the photophysical properties of two series of novel Tröger´s bases (TB) asymmetrically substituted by electron donor (D) and electron acceptor (A) substituents. In TB series 3, a carbonitrile group (A=CN) lies at the position 2 of the heterocycle, while position 8 is occupied by a series of D with increasing reductant capacity: H (3a), CH3 (3b), OCH3 (3c) or N(CH3)2 (3d). A novel TB series (5a-5d) which comprise the same D, but a 2,2- dicyanovinyl group (A=CHC(CN)2) as electron acceptor, was synthesized and fully characterized. TB absorption ( max A ) and emission energies ( max F ), fluorescence quantum yields ( F ) and emission lifetimes ( F ) were determined in a series of aprotic solvents covering a wide range of medium polarity (2-38). max F , F and F largely depend on the polarity of the medium and the nature of D/A pair. From the solvatochromic study on max F , it is concluded that upon excitation TB´s develop large degrees of charge separation (CT). Photophysically, 3a-3c resembles 4-(N,Ndimethylamino)benzonitrile derivatives showing internal CT state dipole moments ( * 1 ) of 15-17 D. For 3d and the entire series 5, CT occurs throughout the diazocine ring giving rise to giant * 1 (> 25 D). This is indeed an unusual result, because it strongly suggests that the aliphatic diazocine ring can couple the D/A redox centers as a bridge would do.