Influence of redoxinert counterions on photoinduced intermolecular electron transfer rates in dichloromethane

Authors
Citation
T. Kluge et H. Knoll, Influence of redoxinert counterions on photoinduced intermolecular electron transfer rates in dichloromethane, J PHOTOCH A, 130(2-3), 2000, pp. 95-100
Citations number
23
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY
ISSN journal
1010-6030 → ACNP
Volume
130
Issue
2-3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
95 - 100
Database
ISI
SICI code
1010-6030(20000120)130:2-3<95:IORCOP>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
Rate constants kg of the fluorescence quenching of 9,10-dicyanoanthracene b y bromide and chloride ions and of 9-cyanoanthracene by bromide ions were d etermined in the low polar solvent dichloromethane with a series of tetra-a lkylammonium counterions. Cation size dependent electron transfer rate cons tants k(et) were derived from k(q), and were fitted to a nonadiabatic elect ron transfer model equation. Because of ion pair formation in dichlorometha ne electrostatic interactions of the redoxinert countercations during elect ron transfer were considered. Accordingly, the position of the countercatio n within the precursor complex had to be described. The electronic coupling matrix element derived by fitting of the experiment al data is in satisfactory agreement with results of simple quantum chemica l calculations. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.