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Title:Detection Of Intramolecular Charge Transfer And Dynamic Solvation In Eosin B By Femtosecond Two-dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy
Author(s):Ghosh, Soumen
Contributor(s):Beck, Warren F.; Roscioli, Jerome D.
Subject(s):Mini-symposium: Spectroscopy in Kinetics and Dynamics
Abstract:We have employed 2D electronic photon echo spectroscopy to study intramolecular charge-transfer dynamics in eosin B. After preparation of the first excited singlet state (S$_1$) with 40-fs excitation pulses at 520 nm, the nitro group (--NO$_2$) in eosin B undergoes excited state torsional motion towards a twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) state. As the viscosity of the surrounding solvent increases, the charge-transfer rate decreases because the twisting of the --NO$_2$ group is hindered. These conclusions are supported by the time evolution of the 2D spectrum, which provides a direct measure of the the ground-to-excited-state energy gap time-correlation function, $M(t)$. In comparison to the inertial and diffusive solvation time scales exhibited by eosin Y, which lacks the nitro group, the $M(t)$ function for eosin B exhibits under the same conditions an additional component on the 150-fs timescale that arises from quenching of the S$_1$ state by crossing to the TICT state. These results indicate that 2D electronic spectroscopy can be used as a sensitive probe of the rate of charge transfer in a molecular system and of the coupling to the motions of the surrounding solvent. (Supported by grant DE-SC0010847 from the Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Photosynthetic Systems program.)
Issue Date:2014-06-17
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Citation Info:Ghosh, S.; Beck, W.F.; Roscioli, J.D. DETECTION OF INTRAMOLECULAR CHARGE TRANSFER AND DYNAMIC SOLVATION IN EOSIN B BY FEMTOSECOND TWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRONIC SPECTROSCOPY. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Urbana, IL, June 16-21, 2014. DOI: 10.15278/isms.2014.TH03
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 by the authors. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-17

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