Time-resolved structural dynamics of extended π-electron porphyrin nanoring

Bressan, Giovanni ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7801-8495, Peeks, Martin D., Anderson, Harry L., Meech, Stephen R. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5561-2782 and Heisler, Ismael A. (2019) Time-resolved structural dynamics of extended π-electron porphyrin nanoring. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123 (44). pp. 27222-27229. ISSN 1932-7447

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Molecular structure design inspired by naturally occurring light harvesting systems has been intensely pursued over the last couple of decades. Interesting new structures include the π- conjugated porphyrin nanorings, which show promising features such as ultrafast excited-state delocalization, leading to suppressed radiative rates, superradiance with increasing temperature and energy transfer times comparable to their natural counterparts. An mportant question to be addressed in such systems is the role and time scale of structural motions and how they affect excited-state delocalization. Here it is shown that porphyrin nanorings which are not rigidified by a template are structurally heterogeneous in the ground state and evolve dynamically on a tens of picoseconds timescale. In the excited state a structural relaxation of the porphyrin nanorings is observed, on a picosecond timescale. Furthermore ultrafast excitation delocalization is observed, by anisotropy measurements, being insensitive to structural motions of the nanorings.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Chemistry of Light and Energy
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Photonics and Quantum Science
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 11:30
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 13:47
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72644
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07494

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