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Photochemical investigation of a photochromic diarylethene compound that can be used as a wide range actinometer

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    28.10.2009
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  • Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences. - 2009, vol. 8, p. 1734-1742
English The photochromic diarylethene derivative 1,2-bis(5-(4-ethynylphenyl)-2-methylthiophen-3-yl)perfluorocyclopentene (1) was submitted to photochemical, thermal stability and fatigue resistance studies in acetonitrile, also to evaluate its possible application as a new actinometer. This photochromic system covers a wide spectral absorption range, with intense bands in the UV and visible regions for the open-ring and closed-ring isomers, respectively. Very high ring-closure quantum yield values were obtained, in contrast with the low ring-opening quantum yields, which are nevertheless high enough to exploit 1 as an actinometer. The procedure required to determine the photon flux of an irradiation source with this fatigue resistant compound is indeed very simple.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Chimie
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  • English
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Chemistry
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