Time-resolved emission techniques were used to study the excited-state intramolecular electron transfer of 9-(4-biphenyl)-10-methylacridinium (BPAc+) in mixtures of 1-butyl-3-methylimidizolium tetrafluoroborate ([Im41][BF4])+ acetonitrile (ACN), a mixture previously shown to be of nearly constant polarity and nearly ideal mixing behavior. Reaction times (τrxn) track solvation times (τsolv) as a function of mixture composition over a range of more than 3 orders of magnitude in τsolv. This same correlation extends to a variety of neat dipolar solvents and ionic liquids. Reaction times are ∼2-fold larger than τsolv over most of the range studied but appear to reach a limiting value of ∼3 ps in the fastest solvents.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry