Electron spin-controlled charge transfer and the resulted long-lived charge transfer state: from transition metal complexes to organic compounds.

Xue Zhang,§ Xi Chen,§ and Jianzhang Zhao.* § Equal contribution.

Dalton Trans., 2020, in press. Frontier Article. Review. § Authors with equal contribution.


Heavy-Atom-Free Photosensitizers: from Molecular Design to Applications in the Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer.

Van-Nghia Nguyen, Yuxin Yan, Jianzhang Zhao* and Juyoung Yoon.*

Acc. Chem. Res., 2020, in press.


Charge separation, charge recombination and Intersystem crossing in orthogonal naphthalimide-perylene electron donor/acceptor dyad.

Xi Chen, Junhong Pang, Muhammad Imran, Xiaolian Li,* Jianzhang Zhao* and Mingde Li*.

Photochem. Photobio. Sci., 2020, accepted.


3,5-AnthrylBodipy dyad/triad: preparation, effect of F-B-F induced conformation restriction on the photophysical properties and application in triplet-triplet-annihilation upconversion.

Yingqi Hu,¶ Yuqi Hou,¶ Zhijia Wang, Yanqin Li, and Jianzhang Zhao.* ¶ Equal contribution.

J. Chem. Phys., 2020,153, 224304(1−15). Special issue for Up- and Down-Conversion in Molecules and Materials.


Long-Lived Local Triplet Excited State and Charge Transfer State of 4,4'-Dimethoxy Triphenylamine-BODIPY Compact Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyads.

Yuqi Hou, Jinling Liu, Nan Zhang and Jianzhang Zhao.*

J. Phys. Chem. A, 2020,124, 9360−9374. Josef Michl Festschrift Virtual Special Issue.



侯玉琦, 董羽, 肖霄, 张雪, 赵建章.*

光谱学与光谱分析, 2020,, in press


The Effect of One-Atom Substitution on the Photophysical Properties and Electron Spin Polarization: Intersystem Crossing of Compact Orthogonal Perylene/Phenoxazine Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyad.

Xiao Xiao, Junhong Pang, Andrei A. Sukhanov, Yuqi Hou, Jianzhang Zhao,* Ming-De Li * and Violeta K. Voronkova.*

J. Chem. Phys., 2020,153, 184312(1−15). 65 Years of Electron Transfer Special Issue.


Radical Enhanced Intersystem Crossing in Bay-Substituted Perylenebisimide-TEMPO Dyad and the Electron Spin Polarization Dynamics Upon Photoexcitation.

Xue Zhang,§ Andrey A. Sukhanov,§ Elif Akhuseyin Yildiz, Yuri E. Kandrashkin, Jianzhang Zhao,* Halime Gul Yaglioglu,* and Violeta K. Voronkova.* § Authors with equal contribution.

ChemPhysChem, 2020, in press.


Anthryl Appended Pt(II)-Schiff Base Complexes: Exceptionally Small Stokes Shift, Triplet Excited States Equilibrium and Application in Triplet-Triplet-Annihilation Upconversion.

Kepeng Chen,§ Mushraf Hussain,§ Syed S. Razi,§ Yuqi Hou,§ Elif Akhuseyin Yildizd, Jianzhang Zhao,* Halime Gul Yaglioglu* and Mariangela Di Donato.*

Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 14731−14745.


Twisted Bodipy Derivative as Novel Heavy Atom-Free Triplet Photosensitizer Showing Strong Absorption of Yellow Light, Efficient Intersystem Crossing and High Energy Long-Lived Triplet State.

Yu Dong, Bernhard Dick and Jianzhang Zhao.*

Org. Lett., 2020, 22, 5535−5539.


N^N Pt(II) Bisacetylide Complexes with Oxoverdazyl Radical Ligands: Preparation, Photophysical Properties and Magnetic Exchange Interaction between the Two Radical Ligands.

Wenbo Yang, Andrey A. Sukhanov, Jong Hyeon Lim, Xiaoxin Li, Jianzhang Zhao,* Haoling Sun,* Jin Yong Lee,* Gagik G. Gurzadyan,* Violeta K. Voronkova*.

Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 12471−12485.


Tuning the Triplet Excited State of Bis(dipyrrin) Zinc(II) Complexes: Symmetry Breaking Charge Transfer Architecture with Exceptionally Long Lived Triplet State for Upconversion.

Zafar Mahmood, Noreen Rehmat, Shaomin Ji,* Jianzhang Zhao,* Shanshan sun, Mariangela Di Donato, Mingde Li, Maria Teddei, and Yanping Huo.

Chem.-Eur. J., 2020, 65, 14912−14918.


Long-Lived Triplet Excited State Accessed with Spin-Orbit Charge Transfer Intersystem Crossing in Red Light-Absorbing Phenoxazine-StyrylBodipy Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyads.

Yu Dong, Ayhan Elmali, Jianzhang Zhao,* Bernhard Dick* and Ahmet Karatay.*

ChemPhysChem, 2020, 21, 1388−1401.


Deciphering the Intersystem Crossing in a Helical BODIPY for Recorded Low Dose Photodynamic Therapy.

Zhijia Wang,† Ling Huang,† Yuxin Yan,† Ahmed M. El-Zohry, Antonio Toffoletti, Jianzhang Zhao,* Antonio Barbon,* Bernhard Dick,* Omar F. Mohammed* and Gang Han.* † Authors with equal contribution.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 16114–1612.


Tuning the SOCT-ISC of bodipy based photosentizers by introducing different electron donating groups and its application in triplet-triplet-annihilation upconversion.

Hui Liang, Shanshan Sun, Mahmood Zafar, Zhanxiang Yuan, Yuye Dong, Shaomin Ji,* Yanping Huo,* Ming-De Li,* and Jianzhang Zhao.*

Dyes and Pigments, 2020, 173, 108003.


Bodipy-Phenylethynyl Anthracene Dyad: Spin-Orbit Charge Transfer Intersystem Crossing and Triplet Excited State Equilibrium.

Yanming Lei, Kepeng Chen, Geliang Tang, Jianzhang Zhao* and Gagik G. Gurzadyan.*

J. Photochem. Photobio. A Chem., 2020, 398, 112573(1−10).


Long-Lived Charge Transfer State Induced by Spin-Orbit Charge Transfer Intersystem Crossing (SOCT-ISC) in a Compact Spiro Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyad.

Dongyi Liu, Ahmed M. El-Zohry, Maria Taddei, Clemens Matt, Laura Bussotti, Zhijia Wang, Jianzhang Zhao,* Omar F. Mohammed,* Mariangela Di Donato* and Stefan Weber*.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 10.1002/anie.202003560., in press. Hot Paper.


Intersystem Crossing via Charge Recombination in a Perylene-Naphthalimide Compact Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyad.

Muhammad Imran,‡ Ahmed M. El-Zohry,‡ Clemens Matt,‡ Maria Taddei, Sandra Doria, Laura Bussotti, Paolo Foggi, Jianzhang Zhao,* Mariangela Di Donato,* Omar F. Mohammed* and Stefan Weber.* ‡ Authors with equal contribution.

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 8305−8319.


Recent Development of The Transition Metal Complexes Showing Strong Absorption Of Visible Light And Long-Lived Triplet Excited State: From Molecular Structure Design To Photophysics And Applications.

Xue Zhang, § Yuqi Hou,§ Xiao Xiao, Xi Chen, Mengyu Hu, Xinyu Geng, Zhijia Wang and Jianzhang Zhao.* § Authors with equal contribution.

Coord. Chem. Rev., 2020, 417, 213371 (1−21).


Electronic Coupling and Spin-Orbit Charge Transfer Intersystem Crossing (SOCT-ISC) in Compact BDP-Carbazole Dyads with Different Mutual Orientation of the Electron Donor and Acceptor.

Yuqi Hou, Ivan Kurganskii, Ayhan Elmali, Huimin Zhang, Yuting Gao, Lingling Lv, Jianzhang Zhao,* Ahmet Karatay,* Liang Luo,* and Matvey Fedin.*

J. Chem. Phys., 2020, 152, 114701/1-114701/18.


Color-Tunable Delayed Fluorescence and Efficient Spin Orbit Charge Transfer Intersystem Crossing (SOCT-ISC) in Compact Carbazole-Anthracene-Bodipy Triads Employing Sequential Electron Transfer Approach.

Zafar Mahmood, Maria Taddei, Noreen Rehmat, Laura Bussotti, Sandra Doria, Qinglin Guan, Shaomin Ji,* Jianzhang Zhao,* Mariangela Di Donato,* Yanping Huo and Yong Heng Xing.*

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2020, 124, 5944−5957.


Near-IR Absorbing Bodipy-5,10-Dihydrophenazine Compact Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyads and Triads: Charge Recombination-Induced Spin-Orbit Charge Transfer Intersystem Crossing and Low-lying Charge Transfer State.

Kepeng Chen,# Maria Taddei,# Laura Bussotti, Paolo Foggi, Jianzhang Zhao,* and Mariangela Di Donato.* # Authors with equal contribution.

ChemPhotoChem, 2020, 4, 487–501.


Organic Triplet Photosensitizers for Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion.

Zafar Mahmood, Shaomin Ji*, Jianzhang Zhao,* Mushraf Hussain, Farhan Sadiq, Noreen Rehmat, Muhammad Imran.

Chapter 5 in book entitled ‘ Emerging Strategies to Reduce Transmission and Thermalization Losses in Solar Cells - Redefining the Limits of Solar Power Conversion Efficiency’, Edited by Dr. Jonas Sandby Lissau and Assoc. Prof. Morten Madsen, Springer Nature., 2020


Charge Separation, Recombination and Intersystem Crossing of Directly Connected Perylenemonoimide-Carbazole Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyads.

Xue Zhang, Ayhan Elmali, Ruomeng Duan, Qingyun Liu, Wei Ji,* Jianzhang Zhao,* Chen Li* and Ahmet Karatay.*

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 6376−6390.


TREPR Study of the Anisotropic Spin Lattice Relaxation Induced by Intramolecular Energy Transfer in Orthogonal BODIPY Dimers.

Yuri E. Kandrashkin,*§ Xue Zhang,§ Andrei A. Sukhanov, § Yuqi Hou, Zhijia Wang, Ya Liu, Violeta K. Voronkova* and Jianzhang Zhao.* § Authors with equal contribution.

J. Phys. Chem. C, 2020, 124, 3939−3951.


Efficient Intersystem Crossing in Tröger’s Base Derived From 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide and Application as Potent PDT Reagent.

Yingjie Zhao,§ Kepeng Chen,§ Elif Akhuseyin Yildiz, Shujing Li, Yuqi Hou, Xue Zhang, Zhijia Wang, Jianzhang Zhao,* Antonio Barbon,* Halime Gul Yaglioglu* and Huijian Wu.* § Authors with equal contribution.

Chem.–Eur. J., 2020, 26, 3591–3599.


Carbazole-Perylenebisimide Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyads Showing Efficient Spin Orbit Charge Transfer Intersystem Crossing (SOCT-ISC) and Photo-Driven Intermolecular Electron Transfer.

Noreen Rehmat, Antonio Toffoletti, Zafar Mahmood, Xue Zhang, Jianzhang Zhao* and Antonio Barbon.*

J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 4701–4712.


Exceptionally Long-Lived Triplet State of Red Light-Absorbing Compact Phenothiazine-StyrylBodipy Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyads: A Better Alternative to the Heavy Atom-Effect?

Yuqi Hou, Qingyun Liu and Jianzhang Zhao.*

Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 1721–1724.


Spin-Orbit-Charge-Transfer Intersystem Crossing (ISC) in Compact Electron Donor-Acceptor Dyads: ISC Mechanism and Application as Novel Photodynamic Therapy Reagents.

Zhijia Wang,§ Mikhail Ivanov,§ Yuting Gao, Laura Bussotti, Paolo Foggi, Huimin Zhang, Nino Russo, Bernhard Dick, Jianzhang Zhao,* Mariangela Di Donato,* Gloria Mazzone,* Liang Luo* and Matvey Fedin.* § Authors with equal contribution.

Chem.–Eur. J., 2020, 26, 1019–1102.