Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Porphyrin-Cobaloxime and Corrole-Cobaloxime Hybrids

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Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Porphyrin-Cobaloxime and Corrole-Cobaloxime Hybrids (EN)

Peuntinger, K. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας (EL)
Peuntinger, K. (EN)

We report on the synthesis of hybrid molecules consisting of a porphyrin or corrole chromophore axially coordinated to a [Co-III(dmgH)(2)(Cl)](+/- 0) (dmg = dimethylglyoxime) unit via a pyridine group as potential hydrogen forming entities in H2O/THF medium. Photophysical, electrochemical, and pulse radiolysis studies on the hybrids and/or their separate components show that selective excitation of the porphyrin or corrole chromophore in its first singlet excited state leads to fast charge separation due to chromophore to cobalt electron transfer. However, this charge separation is followed by even faster charge recombination thereby preventing the accumulation of a reduced cobalt species which would lead to hydrogen production. It is important, nevertheless, that addition of a sacrificial electron donor slows the charge recombination down. In light of the latter it comes as hardly surprising that the photocatalysis experiments in the presence of a sacrificial electron donor (i.e., triethylamine) show modest rates of hydrogen production. (EN)

driven hydrogen-production (EN)

Journal of Physical Chemistry C (EN)



American Chemical Society (EN)

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