The photophysical properties of the free base, silver(III) and copper(III) doubly N-confused porphyrin complexes were examined. The free base species exhibits a low fluorescence quantum yield of 9.1×10-3, which is completely suppressed in the M(III) complexes. However, high singlet oxygen quantum yields were found for the Ag(III) (φΔ=0.92) and Cu(III) (φΔ=0.66) complexes. These results were ascribed to the enhanced intersystem crossing rates, induced by heavy atom effect, rather than to a redox quenching involving the metal ions in unusually high oxidation state. The confused porphyrins are photochemically stable in oxygen-free solution but are bleached more or less rapidly by the photogenerated singlet oxygen, in the absence of other quenchers.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - May 21 2004|
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