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Dansyl Emits from a PICT Excited State

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posted on 2021-02-02, 16:06 authored by Kristen Lum, Stephanie M. Zielinski, Christopher J. Abelt
Two derivatives of dansyl (1-dimethylamino-5-naphthalenesulfonyl) in which the amino group is constrained in a ring are prepared as neopentyl esters. Their photophysical behavior is compared with that of the dansyl ester. The solvatochromism and quantum yields are similar for all three. Since the two constrained derivatives cannot twist about the amino group, they must emit from a planar intramolecular charge-transfer excited state. The similar photophysical behavior suggests that dansyl also emits from a PICT excited state instead of a twisted intramolecular charge transfer state.