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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 33-40

A fulleropyrrolidine with two oligophenylenevinylene substituents: synthesis, electrochemistry and photophysical properties

1Istituto di Fotochimica e Radiazioni d'Alta Energia (FRAE) del CNR, via Gobetti 101, Bologna 40129, Italy
2Dipartimento di Chimica “G. Ciamician”, Università di Bologna, via Selmi 2, Bologna 40126, Italy
3Groupe des Matériaux Organiques, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, Université Louis Pasteur et CNRS, 23 rue du Loess, Strasbourg 67037, France

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A fullerene derivative in which two oligophenylenevinylene (OPV) groupsare attached to C60 through a pyrrolidine ring has been prepared and photophysical studies in CH2CL2 solution show that photoinduced energy transfer from the OPV moieties to C60 occurs, and not electron transfer. On passing to a more polar solvent such as benzonitrile, again no evidence of electron transfer is found.