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Pure Appl. Chem., 2003, Vol. 75, No. 8, pp. 1069-1075

Molecular porphyrin­fullerene architectures

D. M. Guldi

Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA

Abstract: This article describes the utilization of porphyrin and fullerene architectures—yielding artificial light-harvesting antenna and reaction center mimics—to tune the electronic coupling element between electron donor and electron acceptor and ultimately to affect the total reorganization energy. Most importantly, the effects that these parameters have on the rate, yield, and lifetime of the energetic charge-separated states are discussed.