NMR studies of photo-induced chemical exchange

S. P. Babailov

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Modern NMR-based methods of studying the kinetics and mechanisms of reversible photochemical reactions in solutions are discussed. Modern NMR methods based on the lineshape analysis, double resonance spin saturation transfer, and inverse fractional nuclear spin population transfer are applicable to studies of the kinetics and mechanisms of reversible photochemical processes in solutions characterized by the effective rate constants for the photoprocesses. They offer unique possibilities for studying the kinetics of photoinduced chemical exchange processes immediately under hotostationary conditions and analyzing the interconversions of molecular forms in degenerate systems. The Forsen Hoffmann double resonance NMR (or spin saturation transfer technique) can be used for studying the kinetics of reversible dark chemical reactions. The analysis of the time-dependent NMR lineshape can be used for predicting the kinetics of photoinduced chemical exchange under nonstationary conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-194
Number of pages12
JournalProgress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Anthraquinones
  • B-diketonates
  • Crown ethers
  • Double resonance NMR spectroscopy
  • Dynamic NMR spectroscopy
  • Fractional nuclear spin population transfer technique
  • Indigoids
  • Kinetics of photo-induced chemical exchange
  • Multisite photoinduced chemical exchange
  • Nonstationary photochemical phenomena
  • Nuclear overhauser effect
  • Nuclear spin magnetization transfer
  • Photo-induced chemical exchange
  • Photo-induced molecular dynamics
  • Photochemistry
  • Photodynamic NMR spectroscopy
  • Photoinduced interconversions in degenerate systems
  • Photoisomerization
  • Photoisomerization of enantiomers
  • Photostationary conditions
  • Phthalocyanines
  • Porphyrins
  • Quantum yield
  • Radiofrequency label
  • Retinoids
  • Reversible chemical reactions
  • Reversible photochemical processes
  • Reversible trans-cis-photoisomerization
  • Spin saturation transfer
  • Spin-lattice relaxation
  • Stilbene derivatives
  • Time-dependent NMR lineshape

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Biochemistry

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