Author(s): Matsuo Y, Maruyama M, Gayathri SS, Uchida T, Guldi DM,
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Abstract The synthesis, structure, photoelectrochemical behavior, and nonlinear optical (NLO) properties of a symmetric acceptor-acceptor-donor-acceptor-acceptor array, C(60)-Co-TTF-Co-C(60), have been described. The precursors, namely, cobalt dicarbonyl complexes Co(C(60)Ar(5))(CO)(2) were synthesized from the penta(organo)fullerenes, C(60)Ar(5)H, as starting materials. In the next step, two cobalt-fullerene complexes were connected to a tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) tetrathiolate bridge to obtain the C(60)-Co-TTF-Co-C(60) array. In addition, the monomeric compounds, Co(C(60)Ar(5))(S(2)C(2)R(2)) (R = CO(2)Me and CN) and Co(C(60)Ar(5))(S(2)C(2)S(2) C = CS(2)C(2)R(2)) were synthesized as references. The C(60)-Co-TTF-Co-C(60) array exhibits very strong transitions in the near-infrared region (lambda(max) = 1,100 nm, epsilon = 30 000 M(-1) x cm(-1)) due to a ligand-to-metal-charge-transfer (LMCT) transition and six reversible electron transfer processes. In the crystal, a fullerene/TTF-layered packing structure is evident. Femtosecond flash photolysis revealed that photoexcitation of the array results in a charge separated state involving the strongly interacting cobaltadithiolene and TTF constituents which electronically relax via a resonance effect that extends all throughout the acceptor parts of the C(60)-Co-TTF-Co-C(60) array. The third-order NLO measurement of the array gave the magnitude of the third-order nonlinear susceptibility, |chi((3))|, values to be 9.28 x 10(-12) esu, suggesting the pi-conjugation of donors and acceptors in the array.
This article was published in J Am Chem Soc
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