Intramolecular energy transfer, migration, and trapping in polystyrene

D. Phillips, A. J. Roberts, I. Soutar

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    Energy transfer between polystyrene donor and 2,5-diphenyloxazole (PPO) species incorporated as intramolecular energy traps has been studied by time-resolved luminescence spectroscopic techniques. It is demonstrated that the extent of energy transfer from excimeric species is negligible compared to that from unassociated (or monomeric) excited-state donors. The results implicate singlet energy migration in determination of the photophysical characteristics of polystyrene and in intramolecular energy trapping in polymers based on styrene derivatives. © 1983 American Chemical Society.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1593-1597
    Number of pages5
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 1983

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    Phillips, D., Roberts, A. J., & Soutar, I. (1983). Intramolecular energy transfer, migration, and trapping in polystyrene. Macromolecules, 16(10), 1593-1597.