Picosecond transient resonance Raman study on the excited-state conformational dynamics of a highly ruffled nickel porphyrin

Dae Hong Jeong, Dongho Kim, Dae Won Cho, Sae Chae Jeoung

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Picosecond to nanosecond transient resonance Raman spectroscopy was applied to track down the excited-state conformational excursions of NiIIT(t-Bu)P [nickel(II) 5,10,15,20-tetra-tert-butylporphyrin] in various solvents with different dielectric properties. From the resonance Raman spectra of NiIIT(t-Bu)P obtained by picosecond pulse photoexcitation, the α4-type conformer was suggested to be dominant in the 1(d,d) excited state at the initial stage of deactivation processes (∼3 ps). However, only one conformer of αβαβ type was found to persist on the nanosecond time-scale. We also observed that the initial formation of the 1(d,d) excited state of NiIIT(t-Bu)P from the 1(π,π*) but the subsequent decay of the 1(d,d) to the ground state is strongly solvent dependent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-493
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Raman Spectroscopy
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug 22


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Spectroscopy

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