International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 716–732 | Cite as

Triplet Thermal Relaxation Study as a Probe of Weak Interdimers of Porphyrin Derivatives

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Abstract

This article deals with results concerning the study of interacting dyes which are able to create weak interdimers. Two groups of organic systems: phthalocyanines (di-ethanol-amine and di-octane-amine) and pyridyl porphyrins (zinc, copper, and free-base) covalently linked to polyethylene glycol (PEG) in water and organic solvents (dioxane, dimethylsulfoxide) were investigated. Absorption, fluorescence, and photoacoustics were used as experimental methods but particular attention was paid to light-induced optoacoustic spectroscopy to follow the dye’s triplet population and triplet thermal relaxation to study intermolecular interactions. It has been shown that even the weak interactions of the organic dyes under study is not detectable by absorption and only slightly by fluorescence is it possible to follow interactions by complementary photothermal methods. The results obtained for selected phthalocyanines and covalent porphyrin–polymer samples evidently show that the light-induced optoacoustic experiment is a perfect tool in the detection of weakly interacting aggregates.

Keywords

Fluorescence lifetime Interdimer Porphyrin derivatives Time-resolved optoacoustics Triplet thermal relaxation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Technical Physics, Institute of PhysicsPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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