The solvent effects were studied on charge-transfer excited states in a donor–acceptor-type luminescent material, phenothiazine-triphenyltriazine, which has two distinct conformers: quasi-coplanar and perpendicular conformers. The solvent dielectric permittivity dependence of the steady-state photoluminescence spectra using solvent mixtures of toluene and tetrahydrofuran (THF) indicated that the two conformers have nearly identical excited-state dipole moments. The time-resolved photoluminescence and transient absorption spectra in toluene and THF showed different solvent dependences for the two conformers. A detailed analysis of these time-resolved spectra revealed solvent-dependent emission processes in the two conformers.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry