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Photophysics of 1,3,5-triaryl-2-pyrazolines
Author(s): Melville R. V. Sahyun; G. P. Crooks; D. K. Sharma
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Paper Abstract

The photophysics of 1,3,5-triphenyl-2-pyrazoline (I) and 1,3-diphenyl-5-(p-nitrophenyl)-2- pyrazoline (II) have been probed using steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, laser flash transient absorption spectroscopy, and photochemical observations. II (and to a lesser extent, I) undergoes efficient H-D exchange at the 5-position on the pyrazoline ring when irradiated at 365 nm in CD3OD. These observations are interpreted in terms of initial photoexcitation to S2, which partitions between S1 and a non-emissive intramolecular charge-transfer state. This viewpoint helps rationalise some of the differences between solution and solid state photophysics of the pyrazolines.

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Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1436, Photochemistry and Photoelectrochemistry of Organic and Inorganic Molecular Thin Films, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45124
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Melville R. V. Sahyun, 3M Co. (United States)
G. P. Crooks, 3M Co. (United States)
D. K. Sharma, Concordia Univ. (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1436:
Photochemistry and Photoelectrochemistry of Organic and Inorganic Molecular Thin Films
Marcus F. Lawrence; Arthur Jesse Frank; S. Ramasesha; Carl C. Wamser, Editor(s)

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