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On the intrinsic photophysics of indigo : a time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy study of the indigo carmine dianion.

Chatterley, A. S. and Horke, D. A. and Verlet, J. R. R. (2012) 'On the intrinsic photophysics of indigo : a time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy study of the indigo carmine dianion.', Physical chemistry chemical physics., 14 (46). pp. 16155-16161.

Abstract

The intrinsic photophysics of indigo has been studied using gas-phase time-resolved photoelectron imaging of the indigo carmine dianion (InC2−). The action spectrum reveals that the gas-phase absorption spectrum arising from the S1 ← S0 transition in InC2− has a similar solvent shift to that of neutral indigo. Femtosecond spectroscopy shows that the S1 state decays on a 1.4 ps timescale. Through isotopic substitution, the primary mechanism on the S1 excited state can be assigned to an intra-molecular proton transfer, which is the same as that which has been observed in solution. However, the excited state lifetime is significantly shorter in vacuum. These similarities and differences are discussed in terms of recent theoretical investigations of the S1 excited state of indigo.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2cp43275g
Date accepted:15 October 2012
Date deposited:05 February 2016
Date of first online publication:November 2012
Date first made open access:No date available

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