Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 269, Issue 8, pp 807–811 | Cite as

An atom-based explanation for the absence of excimer emission in the fluorescence of dilute solutions of poly(pentafluorostyrene)

  • D. K. Chakraborty
  • J. Kurian
  • J. P. Kennedy
  • W. L. Mattice
Original Contributions


The steady-state fluorescence emission spectrum of poly(pentafluorostyrene) in dilute fluid solution shows no excimer emission. An atomic level modeling study explains why this polymer cannot form an excimer. Repulsive Coulombic interactions prohibit the attainment of the extensive overlap of the two rings in the classic face-to-face sandwich conformation of a singlet excimer.

Key words

Poly(pentafluorostyrene) excimer emission repulsive Coulombic interactions singlet excimer sandwich conformation 


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© Steinkopff-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. Chakraborty
    • 1
  • J. Kurian
    • 1
  • J. P. Kennedy
    • 1
  • W. L. Mattice
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Polymer ScienceUniversity of AkronAkronUSA

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