Fluorescence lifetime and nonradiative relaxation dynamics of DCM in nonpolar solvent

Chih-Wei Chang, Ya Ting Kao, Eric Wei Guang Diau

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Abstract

The nonradiative dynamics of DCM in hexane have been investigated using femtosecond fluorescence up-conversion technique at three excitation wavelengths (400, 445 and 480 nm). The S1 lifetime was observed to be 9.8 ± 0.5 ps, which is independent of the excitation and the fluorescence wavelengths. The observed S1 lifetimes of DCJT and DCJTB are slower than those of DCM and DCMB by one order of magnitude, indicating the significance of the twisting motion of the amino group affecting the S1 nonradiative dynamics. TDDFT calculations suggest that an intersystem crossing is responsible for the observed S1 dynamics of DCM in nonpolar solvent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-118
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume374
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun 4

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Fluorescence
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fluorescence
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twisting
Hexanes
wavelengths
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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Chang, Chih-Wei ; Kao, Ya Ting ; Diau, Eric Wei Guang. / Fluorescence lifetime and nonradiative relaxation dynamics of DCM in nonpolar solvent. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 374, No. 1-2. pp. 110-118.
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Fluorescence lifetime and nonradiative relaxation dynamics of DCM in nonpolar solvent. / Chang, Chih-Wei; Kao, Ya Ting; Diau, Eric Wei Guang.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 374, No. 1-2, 04.06.2003, p. 110-118.

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