Table of Contents
Laser Chemistry
Volume 8 (1988), Issue 2-4, Pages 377-384

Picosecond Studies of Intramolecular Double Proton Transfer by Excite- and Probe-Technique

Department of Physics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Max-Wien-Platz, JENA 6900, Germany

Received 3 December 1987; Accepted 16 February 1988

Copyright © 1988 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The double proton transfer of 2,2'-bipyridyl-3,3'-diol (BP(OH)2) in isooctane after UV excitation has been studied by excite and probe beam spectroscopy with a time resolution of 5 ps. Estimates for the excited state proton transfer rate as well as for the extinction coefficients of the excited state absorption bands of the primarily excited species and of the tautomer have been determined.