Primary photoprocesses of polyesters with pendant pyrenyl groups in solution were studied by means of nanosecond laser flash photolysis method. The intrapolymer process of the Sl Sl annihilation was observed. Intense laser excitation brings about dense population of several fluorescent states in a polymer chain, and their mutual interaction leads to efficient deactivation. This process is confirmed by excitation intensity dependence of fluorescence spectra and fluorescence intensity. It was also confirmed that the T‐T absorption intensity decreases as the degree of polymerization increases. This low formation yield of the triplet state in the polyesters is ascribed mainly to the above Sl Sl interaction. In addition the polymer effect on the ionic photodissociation yield of the polyester‐electron acceptor was investigated. The yield decreases as the degree of polymerization increases. This effect is due to slow solvation processes, which may be due to low micropolarity and high microviscosily around the polymer chain.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Photochemistry and Photobiology|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1980|