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Laser Chemistry
Volume 19, Issue 1-4, Pages 263-269

Time-Resolved, Step-Scan Ftir Studies Of Excited States Of d6 Metal Polypyridine Complexes

Chemical Science and Technology Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos 87545, New Mexico, USA

Received 27 April 1997

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Time-resolved infrared spectroscopy using step-scan FTIR has been developed as an approach to study transient inorganic species with lifetimes ranging from ca. 200 nanseconds to several microseconds. This approach has been applied to a variety of problems arising following laser excitation of d6 polypyridine complexes in solution, and several examples are shown to demonstrate the utility of this experiment.