Hydrogen Bonding Effects on the Photophysical Properties of 2,3-dihydro-3-keto-1H-pyrido[3,2,1-kl]phenothiazine
- Received Date: 2012-02-20
- 2,3-dihydro-3-keto-1H-pyrido[3,2,1-kl]phenothiazine, Time-dependent density functional theory, Femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy, Hydrogen bonding effect
Abstract: Time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) and femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy were used to investigate the photophysical properties of 2,3-dihydro-3-keto-1H-pyrido[3,2,1-kl]phenothiazine (PTZ4) and 3-keto-1H-pyrido[3,2,1-kl]phenothiazine (PTZ5). The calculated results obtained from TDDFT suggest that the red-shifts of the absorption spectra of these two fluorophores in methanol are due to the formation of hydrogen-bonded complexes at the ground state. Four conformers of PTZ4 were obtained by TDDFT. The two fluorescence peaks of PTZ4 in tetrahydrofuran (THF) came from the ICT states of the four conformers. The fluorescence of PTZ4 in THF showed a dependence on the excitation wavelength because of butterfly bending. The excited state dynamics of PTZ4 in THF and methanol were obtained by transient absorption spectroscopy. The lifetime of the excited PTZ4 in methanol was 53.8 ps, and its relaxation from the LE state to the ICT state was completed within several picoseconds. The short lifetime of excited PTZ4 in methanol was due to the formation of out-of-plane model hydrogen bonds between PTZ4 and methanol at the excited state.
|Citation:||Song-qiu Yang, Guo-zhong He. Hydrogen Bonding Effects on the Photophysical Properties of 2,3-dihydro-3-keto-1H-pyrido[3,2,1-kl]phenothiazine[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2012, 25(3): 254-260. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/25/03/254-260|