The spin dynamics of the duroquinone anion radical (DQ.-) generated by photoinduced electron transfer reactions from triplet eosin Y (3EY2-) to DQ have been studied by using transient absorption and pulsed EPR spectroscopy. Unusual net-absorptive electron spin polarization plus net-emissive polarization were observed, suggesting the production of the triplet exciplex or contact radical pair as the reaction intermediate. The kinetic parameters and intrinsic enhancement factors of the electron spin polarization were determined in various alcoholic solvents. The net-absorptive electron spin polarization was also observed in ethanol-water mixed solvents. The solvent effects on the radical yield are analysed on the basis of a stochastic Liouville equation established for the magnetic field effects on the radical yield. The zero-field splitting constants of the triplet exciplex are estimated from the solvent viscosity dependence of the enhancement factors due to spin-orbit coupling induced depopulation of the reaction intermediate.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry