Photochemical kinetics of salicylidenaniline Academic Article uri icon


  • The nanosecond and picosecond photochemical kinetics of quinoid fluorescence produced by excitation of the enol form of salicylidenaniline have been investigated in various environments. An excited state tautomeric proton transfer occurs within 5 ps at temperatures above 4 K in both protic and aprotic solvents. Bimodal fluorescence kinetics observed at low temperature appear to represent excited state vibrational relaxation occurring on the 10-ps time scale. © 1980, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Barbara, P. F., Rentzepis, P. M., & Brus, L. E.

citation count

  • 229

complete list of authors

  • Barbara, PF||Rentzepis, PM||Brus, LE

publication date

  • April 1980