The role of the triplet state in depopulation of the electronically excited proton-transferring system [2,2′-bipyridyl]-3,3′-diol

J. Sepiol, A. Grabowska, H. Bulska, A. Mordzinksi, F. Perez Salgado, R.P.H. Rettschnick

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Abstract

Electronic excitation of [2,2′-bipyridyl]-3,3′-diol (BP(OH)2) generates the diketo-tautomeric form of the system. The long-lived transient absorption (TA) of BP(OH)2 was assigned as the T-T absorption of the diketo-tautomer. The effect of the stimulated emission pumping on TA excludes the essential contribution of the absorption from the ground-state diketo form. The rate constants of T-T annihilation and of oxygen quenching are kTTA = 2.4 × 1010 M−1 s−1 and kqO2 = (2–3) × 109 M−1 s−1. The contribution of the second-order process to the overall decay of the triplet BP (OH)2, and the origin of the delayed fluorescence of the diketo form, are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-448
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume163
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 1989
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CHEMISTRY
  • Physics
  • excitation
  • lasers
  • electrons

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