Absence of dual fluorescence in jet-cooled benzonitrile and p-tolunitrile

Kenji Sakota, Kaori Nishi, Kazuhiko Ohashi, Hiroshi Sekiya

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The observation of a dual fluorescence in the emission spectra of jet-cooled benzonitrile and p-tolunitrile has been reported by Mordzinski et al. [J. Phys. Chem. A 101 (1997) 8221], and a broad, red-shifted component has been assigned as a transition from a rehybridized intramolecular charge-transfer (RICT) state. However, the dispersed fluorescence spectra measured at much higher resolution clearly show that the broad feature consists of many sharp features, indicating that emission from the RICT state is absent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 26 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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