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Electronic absorption and emission spectroscopic investigations of the interaction of the fullerenes, C60 and C70, with amines and aromatic molecules

Rao, CNR and Seshadri, Ram and Govindaraj, A and Mittal, JP and Pal, H and Mukherjee, T (1993) Electronic absorption and emission spectroscopic investigations of the interaction of the fullerenes, C60 and C70, with amines and aromatic molecules. In: Journal of Molecular Structure, 300 . pp. 289-301.

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Abstract

Electronic absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy have been used to investigate the interaction of the fullerenes C60 and C70 with diethylaniline, and with aromatic solvents such as benzene. C60 interacts weakly with aromatic amines in the ground state while C70 does not interact at all. Steady state fluorescence emission and lifetime measurements show that both C60 and C70 form excited state complexes (exciplexes) with the amines in non-aromatic solvents such as methylcyclohexane, but not in benzene. In benzene, only fluorescence quenching is observed due to the interaction between the π systems of the aromatic solvent and the fullerene in the ground state. This is also borne out by the systematic study of solvent effects on the absorption and emission spectra of the fullerenes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2011 11:55
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2011 11:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35449

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