Flavin as a photo-active acceptor for efficient energy and charge transfer in a model donor-acceptor system

Yu X., Eymur S., Singh V., Yang B., Tonga M., Bheemaraju A., ...More

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol.14, no.19, pp.6749-6754, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 19
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c2cp40073a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.6749-6754
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A donor-acceptor dyad model system using a flavin moiety as a photo-active acceptor has been synthesized for an energy and photo-induced electron transfer study. The photophysical investigations of the dyad revealed a multi-path energy and electron transfer process with a very high transfer efficiency. The photo-activity of flavin was believed to play an important role in the process, implying the potential application of flavin as a novel acceptor molecule for photovoltaics.