The laser versus the lamp: Reactivity of the diphenyl ketyl radical in the ground and excited states

H. Baumann, C. Merckel, H. J. Timpe, A. Graness, J. Kleinschmidt, I. R. Gould, N. J. Turro

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Abstract

The diphenyl ketyl radical which is formed upon photolysis of α-phenyl benzoin is produced in its excited state upon intense pulsed laser irradiation. Using the techniques of time-resolved absorption and emission spectroscopy, reaction rate constants for the ground and excited states of this radical were obtained. For the radical quenchers employed, the excited state reactivity is found to be typically several orders of magnitude greater than that of the ground state. It is concluded that the excited state of diphenyl ketyl radical reacts predominantly by electron transfer processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-502
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume103
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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