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The photochemistry of some donor-acceptor systems

Grimley, Fionuala M. (1987) The photochemistry of some donor-acceptor systems. PhD thesis, Dublin City University.

Irradiation of Donor-Acceptor systems often leads to the formation of radical cation-radical anion pairs (via photoinduced electron transfer) and subsequent ground state reactions of these ion pairs can give rise to reaction products. We have been partlclarly interested in two electron deficient aryl halides 3,4, 5,6-tetrachlorophthalonitrile (TCPN) and 3,4,5,6-tetrachloro-N-methylphthalimide (C14NMP) as possible electron acceptors in such photoinduced electron transfer reactions. Their photochemical reactions with various potential donor molecules (including several aromatic hydrocarbons and a range of alkenes) have been studied. Several different modes of reactivity were observed and these have been discussed in relation to a possible electron transfer mechanism being operative.
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Date of Award:1987
Supervisor(s):Pratt, Albert
Uncontrolled Keywords:Donor-Acceptor systems; radical cation-radical anion pairs; photoinduced electron transfer
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Photochemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:18789
Deposited On:30 Jul 2013 15:05 by Celine Campbell . Last Modified 28 Nov 2016 15:36

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