Does Twisted π‑Conjugation Framework Always Induce Efficient Intersystem Crossing? A Case Study with Benzo[b]- and [a]Phenanthrene-Fused BODIPY Derivatives and Identification of a Dark State

Yuxin Yan,† Andrei A. Sukhanov,† Manon H. E. Bousquet,† Qinglin Guan, Jianzhang Zhao,* Violeta K. Voronkova,* Daniel Escudero,* Yongheng Xing,* Gagik G. Gurzadyan* and Denis Jacquemin.* † Authors with equal contribution.

J. Phys. Chem. B, 2021, 125, 6280-6295.


Spiro Rhodamine-Perylene Compact Electron Donor-Acceptor Dyads: Conformation Restriction, Charge Separation and Spin-Orbit Charge Transfer Intersystem Crossing.

Mengyu Hu†, Andrei A. Sukhanov†, Xue Zhang, Ayhan Elmali, Jianzhang Zhao,* Shaomin Ji,* Ahmet Karatay* and Violeta K. Voronkova.* † Authors with equal contribution.

J. Phys. Chem. B, 2021, 125, 4187-4203.


Intersystem Crossing and Electron Spin Selectivity in Anthracene-Naphthalimide Compact Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyads Showing Different Geometry and Electronic Coupling Magnitudes.

Kepeng Chen†, Ivan V. Kurganskii†, Xue Zhang†, Ayhan Elmali, Jianzhang Zhao,* Ahmet Karatay,* and Matvey V. Fedin.* † Authors with equal contribution.

Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 27, 7572-7587.


Weakened Triplet-Triplet Annihilation of Diiodo-BODIPY Moieties without Influences on Their Intrinsic Triplet Lifetimes in Diiodo-BODIPYFunctionalized Pillar[5]arenes.

Jifu Sun,* Ying Dai, Yuqi Hou, Qianwen Wu, Linzheng Ma, Jianzhang Zhao,* and Bo Wang.*

J. Phys. Chem. A, 2021, 125, 2344-2355.


When Does Fusing Two Rings Not Yield a Larger Ring? The Curious Case of BOPHY.

Muhammed Buyuktemiz, Murat Kılıç, Yuanyuan Che, Jianzhang Zhao,a,b* and Yavuz Dede.*

J. Org. Chem., 2021, 86, 4547-4556.


Fluorescence quenched and boosted by a-PET effect and host-guest complexation respectively in BODIPY-functionalized pillar[5]arene.

Jifu Sun, +* Yuqi Hou, + Ying Dai, + Qianwen Wu, Yu Dong, Jianzhang Zhao,* Qingyun Liu.* + Authors with equal contribution.

Dyes and Pigments, 2021, 188, 109163(1-8).


Torsion-Induced Non-Radiative Relaxation of the Singlet Excited State of meso-Thienyl Bodipy, and the Charge Separation, Charge Recombination-Induced Intersystem Crossing in Its Compact Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyads.

Yu Dong, Maria Taddei, Sandra Doria, Laura Bussotti, Jianzhang Zhao,* Gloria Mazzone* and Mariangela Di Donato.*

J. Phys. Chem. B, 2021, 125, 4779-4793.


Twisted Bodipy Derivative: Intersystem Crossing, Electron Spin Polarization and Application As a Novel Photodynamic Therapy Reagent.

Yu Dong,‡ Prashant Kumar,‡ Partha Maity,‡ Ivan Kurganskii, Shujing Li, Ayhan Elmali, Jianzhang Zhao,* Daniel Escudero,* Huijian Wu,* Ahmet Karatay,* Omar F. Mohammed,* and Matvey Fedin.*

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 8641-8652.


Iridium(III) Sensitisers and Energy Upconversion: The Influence of Ligand Structure upon TTA-UC Performance.

Christopher E. Elgar†, Haleema Y. Otaif†, Xue Zhang†, Jianzhang Zhao, Peter N. Horton, Simon J. Coles, Joseph M. Beames,* and Simon J. A. Pope.* + Authors with equal contribution.

Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 27, 3427-3439.


Spin-orbit Charge Transfer Intersystem Crossing (SOCT-ISC) in Anthracene-Perylenebisimide Compact Electron Donor/Acceptor Dyads and Triads and Photochemical Dianion Formation.

Noreen Rehmat,† Ivan V. Kurganskii,† Zafar Mahmood, QingLin Guan, Jianzhang Zhao,* Yong Heng Xing,* Gagik G. Gurzadyan,* and Matvey V. Fedin.*

Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 27 , 5521-5535.


Insight into the Drastically Different Triplet Lifetimes of Bodipys by Optical/Magnetic Spectroscopies and Theoretical Computations.

Zhijia Wang,§ Antonio Toffoletti,§ Yuqi Hou, Jianzhang Zhao,* Antonio Barbon* and Bernhard Dick.* § Authors with equal contribution.

Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 2829-2840.


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., 2021,50, 59-67. 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., 2021, 54, 207-220.


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., 2021, 20, 69-85.


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, 2021, 22, 55-68.


Effect of molecular conformation on the efficiency of the spin orbital charge recombination-induced intersystem crossing in bianthryls.

Xiaoyu Zhao, Andrey A. Sukhanov, Kepeng Chen, Xinyu Geng, Yu Dong, Violeta K. Voronkova, Jianzhang Zhao*, Lang Liu.*

Dyes and Pigments, 2021, 187, 109121(1-14).


Thienyl/Phenyl Bay-Substituted Perylenebisimides: Intersystem Crossing and Application as Heavy Atom-Free Triplet Photosensitizers.

Farhan Sadiq, Zhijia Wang, Yuqi Hou, Jianzhang Zhao,* Ayhan Elmali, Daniel Escudero,* and Ahmet Karatay.*

Dyes and Pigments, 2021, 184, 108708 (1-14).