Photolysis into the longest wavelength absorption band of 2-tert-butyl-2,3-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]oct-3-yl hydrazine (Hy) substituted naphthalenes causes aryl group reduction electron transfer to give +Hy-Ar -. Electrooptical absorption measurements characterize the charge separation properties from these bands. Emission studies demonstrate that the separation between absorption and emission maxima for symmetrically disubstituted compounds is smaller than that for monosubstituted compounds, which is attributed to excited-state intervalence. The excited-state diabatic surfaces may be described as a Hy +-NA - -Hy 0, Hy 0-NA --Hy + pair, for which electronic interaction produces a double minimum that qualitatively resembles that in the ground state of the disubstituted intervalence radical cations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry