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Theoretical investigation of the directional electron transfer in 4-aminonaphthalimide compounds

Gao, Yi Qin and Marcus, R. A. (2002) Theoretical investigation of the directional electron transfer in 4-aminonaphthalimide compounds. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 106 (10). pp. 1956-1960. ISSN 1089-5639. doi:10.1021/jp011980s.

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Photoinduced electron-transfer reactions in small supramolecular systems, such as the 4-aminonaphthalimide compounds, are interesting in that there are two alternative directions for the electron transfer to occur. Nevertheless, the electron transfer occurs only along one path, as deduced from pH-dependent fluorescence quenching studies of selected compounds. The role of the electronic coupling matrix element and the effect of the charges accompanying protonation are considered so as to explain the directionality of the electron transfer and other results. A related mechanism is suggested for interpreting the behavior of similar molecules, which serve as fluorescent sensors of metal ions.

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Additional Information:© 2002 American Chemical Society. Received: May 22, 2001; In Final Form: August 29, 2001. Publication Date (Web): November 8, 2001. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of this research by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation. It is a real pleasure to dedicate this article to Professor Norboru Mataga, whom one of us (R.A.M.) has had the pleasure of knowing for many years and of appreciating his incisive research in photophysics and in electron-transfer processes.
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Official Citation:Theoretical Investigation of the Directional Electron Transfer in 4-Aminonaphthalimide Compounds Yi Qin Gao and and R. A. Marcus The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2002 106 (10), 1956-1960 DOI: 10.1021/jp011980s
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