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Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-based materials: static versus diffusion-controlled electron transfer process

Ultrafast excited-state dynamics of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-based materials: static versus diffusion-controlled electron transfer process
Q.A. Alsulami, S.M. Aly, S. Goswami, E. Alarousu, A. Usman, K.S. Schanze, and O.F. Mohammed
J. Phys. Chem. C,119 (28), pp 15919–15925, (2015)
Q.A. Alsulami, S.M. Aly, S. Goswami, E. Alarousu, A. Usman, K.S. Schanze, and O.F. Mohammed
Femtosecond and nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy
2015
Singlet-to-triplet intersystem crossing (ISC) and photoinduced electron transfer (PET) of platinum(II)-containing diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) oligomers in the presence and absence of tetracyanoethylene (TCNE), a strong electron acceptor, were investigated using femtosecond and nanosecond transient absorption spectroscopy with broadband capabilities. The effect of incorporating platinum(II) on the photophysical properties of DPP molecule was evaluated by comparing the excited-state dynamics of DPP with and without Pt metal centers. Steady-state measurements reveal that platinum(II) incorporation greatly facilitates interactions between DPP-Pt(acac) and TCNE, resulting in the formation of charge transfer (CT) complexes. In the absence of TCNE, the transient absorption spectra revealed ultrafast ISC of DPP-Pt(acac) followed by a long-lived triplet state; however, in the presence of TCNE, PET from the excited DPP-Pt(acac) and from DPP to TCNE formed radical ion pairs. We measured an ultrafast PET from DPP-Pt(acac) to TCNE (i.e., a picosecond regime) that was much faster than that from DPP to TCNE (i.e., nanosecond time scale), which is a diffusion-controlled process. Our results provide clear evidence that the PET rate is eventually controlled by the platinum(II) incorporation.



DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b03905