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Investigation of the Photoinduced Electron Transfer Rection between 9,10-Dicyanoanthracene and 1-Methylnaphthalene in Acetonitrile using Picosecond Transient Grating Spectroscopy

ContributorsVauthey, Ericorcid
Published inThe journal of physical chemistry. A, vol. 101, no. 9, p. 1635-1639
Publication date1997
Abstract

A spectroscopic and kinetic study of the photoinduced electron transfer (ET) reaction between 9,10-dicyanoanthracene (DCA) and 1-methylnaphthalene (MNA) in acetonitrile using the transient grating technique is reported. Apart from the bands assigned to 1DCA* and DCA•-, the transient spectrum exhibits a band located at 580 nm and ascribed to MNA2•+. This species is generated upon reaction of a second donor molecule with a 1:1 complex to form a 1:2 complex (DCA•-·MNA2•+). Using chloranil as electron acceptor, the rate constant of this reaction has been measured to be 6.8 × 109 M-1 s-1. From the donor concentration dependence of the kinetics of DCA•- diffraction intensity and of the free ion yield, the rates of back ET to the ground state within the 1:1 and the 1:2 complexes have been determined to be equal to 1.8 × 108 and 16.9 × 108 s-1, respectively, while their rate constants of separation into free ions are 1.6 × 108 and 1.1 × 108 s-1, respectively. These values have been obtained assuming a reaction scheme in which both forward and backward ET essentially take place at contact distance. In the case of the 1:1 complex, however, charge recombination within a loose ion pair cannot be ruled out.

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VAUTHEY, Eric. Investigation of the Photoinduced Electron Transfer Rection between 9,10-Dicyanoanthracene and 1-Methylnaphthalene in Acetonitrile using Picosecond Transient Grating Spectroscopy. In: The journal of physical chemistry. A, 1997, vol. 101, n° 9, p. 1635–1639. doi: 10.1021/jp961853+
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