The endoperoxide of tetrabenzopentancene. A new photochromic endoperoxide

  • The thermal and the photochemical reactions of the endoperoxide of Tetrabenzo(bc,fg.lm,pq)- pentacene have been investigated with respect to its photochromic properties. The thermal yield of irreversible rearrangement reactions was determined to be Adec = 0.045. From the activation parameters of the thermal cycloreversion. forming the parent hydrocarbon and oxygen, a half life time of 114 years at 20 °C has been extrapolated. For the quantum yield of the irreversible photochemical rearrangement a value of Qdec = 0.03 was obtained. As can be seen from the wavelength dependence of the photocycloreversion quantum yield Q1, cycloreversion occurs not only from the thermalized S2(πccπ*cc) but from higher excited states too. The maximum quantum yield was found at 302 nm to be (Q1 = 0.15. From our results it follows that this endoperoxide is of high quality in respect to the colour change colourless/blue and to thermal stability, whereas the reversibility is only moderate.

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Author:Reinhard Schmidt
Parent Title (German):Zeitschrift für Naturforschung, A
Publisher:Verlag der Zeitschrift für Naturforschung
Place of publication:Tübingen
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2014/06/02
Year of first Publication:1984
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/06/27
Page Number:5
First Page:998
Last Page:1002
Institutes:Biochemie, Chemie und Pharmazie / Biochemie und Chemie
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 54 Chemie / 540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0