The picosecond time-resolved fluorescence and transient absorption behavior of piroxicam at room temperature are reported. The keto tautomer in the excited singlet state (1K*) formed via the fast intramolecular proton transfer (≈ 20 ps) is observed. The short-lived (7.5 ns) triplet state of keto tauomer (3K*) is generated from 1K* in toluene whereas it is hardly observed in ethanol. Consequently, rapid reverse proton transfer takes place from 3K* to the enol triplet state (3E*.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry