Long-lived charge separation in a donor-acceptor dyad adsorbed in mesoporous MCM-41

V Kuchi, A M Oliver, M N Paddon-Row, Russell Francis Howe

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Irradiation of a rigid donor-{6-bond-bridge}-acceptor dyad [donor = dimethoxynaphthalene (DMN); acceptor = dicyanovinyl (DCV)] occluded within the pores of mesoporous MCM-41 containing aluminium leads to the formation of the DCV radical anion of the dyad with a lifetime of days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1150
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 1999


  • electron-transfer reactions
  • ion-exchange
  • recombination
  • zeolites
  • cations

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