2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference


Solvent Dependence on Twisted Intermolecular Charge Transfer Properties
Christian F. Koebel
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor

Research into the effects of solvents on chemicals and their reactions is wide-spread and far reaching. Certain molecules exhibit solvent-dependent charge transfer properties. Some of these molecules are called twisted intermolecular charge transfer (TICT) molecules. The primary idea of this experiment is to determine why TICT molecules have a tendency to fluoresce at two different wavelengths, depending on the solvent. This TICT property is often found in molecules featuring two aromatic rings bonded by a single carbon-carbon bond. Computational methods where used to determine the origins of the TICT properties of one molecule, pyrrolyl pyridine. Results will be presented that support the TICT hypothesis.

Keywords: TICT


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-75
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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