Date: February 1989
Creator: Waris, Riaz; Rembert, Michael A.; Acree, William E. (William Eugene); Sellers, David M.; Street, Kenneth W. & Fetzer, John C.
Description: This article discusses the effect of solvent polarity on the fluorescence emission fine structures of coronene derivatives. Abstract: The fluorescence properties of coronene (Co), benzo[a]coronene (BCo), naphtho[2,3-a]coronene (NCo), dibenzo[a,j]coronene (DCo), naphtho[1,2,3,4-ghi]perylene, benzo[pqr]naphtho[8,1,2-bcd]perylene and dibenzo[cd,lm]perylene dissolved in solvents of varying polarity are reported. Measurements indicated that the emission intensities of the four coronene derivatives depended on solvent polarity. The Co, BCo and NCo scales have been defined as the ratio of the fluorescence intensities of bands I and III of the vibronic spectra. Band III of dibenzo[a,j]coronene was not clearly identifiable in all the solvents studied, and the DCo scale was therefore defined as the intensity ratio of band I and IV. Emission intensity ratios of the three perylene derivatives remained nearly constant, irrespective of solvent polarity.
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