Bayrakceken, F. | Yegin, K. | Korkmaz, E. | Bakis, Y. | Unal, B.
Article | 2012 | International Journal of Photoenergy2012
Optical energy transfer from naphthalene to biacetyl in liquids at room temperature is studied. Electronically excited naphthalene with 200-260 nm ultraviolet (UV) light emits photons in its emission band and the emitted photons are absorbed by biacetyl, which, in turn, excites biacetyl phosphorescence. The resulting phosphorescence is very stable with emission peak at 545 nm for different excitation wavelengths from 200 to 260 nm. Similar optical energy transfer is also observed from pyrazine to biacetyl. The sensitization of biacetyl by several aromatic donors has been investigated in detail. An aromatic donor, pyrazine, is raised . . . to its first excited singlet state by absorption of ultraviolet radiation. Excitation wavelengths were selected in the first n-? band of pyrazine. Intersystem crossing in pyrazine is sufficiently fast to give a triplet yield of almost unity as determined by the biacetyl method. The optical excess energy in the biacetyl will be released as light, which is sensitized fluorescence. Biacetyl is the simplest molecule among a wide range of ?-dicarbonyl compounds, which is important for photophysics and photochemistry applications. © 2012 Fuat Bayrakceken et al
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compound, 1,2: 3,4-dibenzanthracene, is spectroscopically analyzed in ethanol. Ultraviolet absorption spectra were taken and fluorescence measurements were performed. From absorption and emission spectra, Stokes' lines were clearly discernible and these shifts were recorded. Being a carcinogenic compound, the detection of 1,2: 3,4-dibenzanthracene presence in the environment as a pollutant with adverse genotoxic effects is vital. © 2012 Fuat Bayrakceken et al.