Phosphorous atom induced intramolecular charge transfer fluorescence in 9-diphenylphosphinophenanthrene

Masahisa Osawa, Mikio Hoshino, Tatsuo Wada, Yasuyuki Araki, Osamu Ito

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9-Diphenylphosphinophenanthrene in solutions at 298 K gives a broad ICT fluorescence spectrum centered at 510 nm in n-hexane. The origin of the ICT fluorescence is discussed on the basis of X-ray structure analysis, solvent effects on fluorescence, and MO calculations by contrast with 9-diphenylaminophenanthrene. The weak interaction between the non-bonding sp3 orbital of the P atom and the π orbital of the phenanthrene moiety in the ground state is considered to promote the intramolecular charge transfer in the excited singlet state, leading to the ICT fluorescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-342
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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