Benzophenone forms a weak complex with diethylaniline in the ground state at 77 K. Laser photolysis studies carried out for a neat diethylaniline solution of benzophenone at 77 K reveal that the excited triplet state of the weak complex has a strong charge-transfer structure and exhibits a transient spectrum composed of the benzophenone anion radical and the cation radical of diethylaniline.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Surfaces and Interfaces