Mutual orientation effects on electron transfer between porphyrins

Robert J. Cave, Paul Siders, R. A. Marcus

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Mutual orientation effects on the rate of nonadiabatic electron transfer between several diporphyrin pairs of experimental interest are examined. The electronic matrix element for electron transfer is calculated within a one-electron spheroidal model for a variety of states and orientations which are relevant to both biological and synthetic electron-transfer systems. Both the mutual orientation of the pairs and the nodal structure of the donor and acceptor orbitals can have large effects on calculated rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1436-1444
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


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