Picosecond spectroscopy of charge-transfer processes. Photochemistry of anthracene-tetranitromethane EDA complexes Academic Article uri icon


  • The temporal sequence of events that follow 532 nm excitation of electron donor-acceptor, EDA, complexes of several substituted anthracenes with tetranitromethane is monitored by means of picosecond spectroscopy. Excitation of the charge-transfer band of these EDA complexes produces high yields of 1 : 1 adducts. Absorption spectra and kinetics of the transient species involved in these photochemical reactions provide the basis for elucidation of the reaction mechanism following charge-transfer excitation to the ion pairs. 1984.

published proceedings

  • Chemical Physics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Masnovi, J. M., Huffman, J. C., Kochi, J. K., Hilinski, E. F., & Rentzepis, P. M.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Masnovi, JM||Huffman, JC||Kochi, JK||Hilinski, EF||Rentzepis, PM

publication date

  • April 1984