First-principles study of photoinduced electron-transfer dynamics in a Mg–porphyrin–quinone complex

Chem. Phys. Lett., 2010, 489, 230-234 published on 31.10.2010
Chem. Phys. Lett.

The photoinduced electron-transfer process between a magnesium–porphyrin and a quinone in a model complex has been studied by means of quantum dynamical methods. The microscopic parameters controlling the electron-transfer process have been obtained using ab initio electronic structure calculations. A quantum dynamical simulation for a reduced-dimensionality model, including only the totally symmetric vibrational degrees of freedom of the quinone molecule, shows that the electron-transfer is fast, taking place in a few hundreds of femtoseconds, in agreement with experimental results for similar systems.

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