Theoretical and Experimental Studies of N,N-Dimethyl-N′-Picryl-4,4′-Stilbenediamine

Vladislav Papper, Yuanyuan Wu, Vladimir Kharlanov, Ayrine Sukharaharja, Terry W.J. Steele, Robert S. Marks

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N,N-dimethyl-N′-picryl-4,4′-stilbenediamine (DMPSDA) was prepared, purified and crystallised in a form of black lustrous crystals, and its absorption and fluorescence spectra were recorded in cyclohexane, acetonitrile and dimethyl sulfoxide. Non-emissive intramolecular charge transfer state (ICT) was clearly observed in this molecule in all three solvents. Theoretical calculations demonstrating a betaine electronic structure of the trinitrophenyl group in the ground state of the molecule and a charge transfer nature of the long wavelength transition S0 → S1 supported the experimental observations of the ICT formation in the molecule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Fluorescence
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Fluorescence
  • Intramolecular charge transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Spectroscopy
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Law


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