Conformational analysis and optical characterization of oligothiophene inclusion compounds

G. Bongiovanni*, C. Botta, Jean-Luc Bredas, J. Cornil, D. R. Ferro, A. Mura, A. Piaggi, R. Tubino

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The conformations and the optical properties of quinquethiophene molecules included in a peryhydrotriphenylene matrix are discussed from a critical comparison of experimental and theoretical data and compared to the situation encountered in solutions and crystals. The complex absorption and emission patterns and the lack of a mirror symmetry between the two spectra are consistent with the presence of two different absorbing and emitting conformations characterized by a different degree of inter-ring twisting. These new results provide insight into the properties of single oligothiophenes upon photoexcitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-153
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Oct 24 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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