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Title:Reactions of Excited State Cationic Dyes
Author(s):Sauerwein, Bjorn
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Schuster, Gary B.
Department / Program:Chemistry
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Chemistry, Organic
Chemistry, Physical
Abstract:Our goal was to study very fast electron transfer and other reactions of excited state of organic dye molecules. Therefore, a transient spectrometer with a time resolution of 36 ps was designed and built; this is described in chapter 2. In the third chapter, intersystem crossing in a cyanine dye, induced by heavy atom counterions and heavy atom containing solvent is discussed. The first description and transient spectroscopy of an intra-ion pair heavy atom effect is given there. The electron transfer reactions of cationic dye-borate salts in nonpolar solution is the subject of chapter 4. It is shown that for the charge recombination electron transfer reaction from borate anion to excited state dye cation no Marcus inverted region behavior is seen. Finally, chapter 5 is concerned with the rotational deactivation of a cyanine dye and its dependence on solvent. An attempt is made to explain this relationship by a very simple momentum transfer model.
Issue Date:1992
Description:171 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI9305677
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-17
Date Deposited:1992

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