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Laser Chemistry
Volume 19 (1999), Issue 1-4, Pages 343-348

Structure-Reactivity Correlations of Excited States of Perfluorinated Compounds: A Time Resolved Raman Study

Department of Inorganic and physical chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India

Received 18 September 1997

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This paper reports the TR3 spectral studies on perfluorinated organic systems with the objective to understand the influence of perfluorination on the excited states. We have recorded the TR3 spectra and Raman excitation profiles of the triplet excited states of decafluorobenzophenone and fluoranil. It is found that the influence of perfluorination is more pronounced in the triplet excited state than the ground state and thus leads to enhanced reactivity for perfluorinated compounds through larger structural distortions.