Low-temperature laser photolysis of benzophenone in neat diethylaniline: Optical detection of an excited triplet state with a strong charge-transfer structure at 77 K

Mikio Hoshino, Hiroshi Seki, Masao Kaneko, Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Haruo Shizuka

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Dec 5
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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