Bithiophene radical cation: Resonance Raman spectroscopy and molecular orbital calculations

Mette M.L. Grage, Tamás Keszthelyi, Jesper F. Offersgaard, Robert Wilbrandt

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The resonance Raman spectrum of the photogenerated radical cation of bithiophene is reported. The bithiophene radical cation was produced via a photoinduced electron transfer reaction between excited bithiophene and the electron acceptor fumaronitrile in a room temperature acetonitrile solution and the Raman spectrum excited in resonance with the absorption band at 425 nm. The spectrum was interpreted with the help of density functional theory calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 9 1998


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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