Photophysical Constants of the Tetraoxa[8]Circulene Molecule

Yu V. Konyshev, V. N. Cherepanov, G. V. Baryshnikov, R. R. Valiev

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The rate constants of photophysical processes (radiation rate constant, internal conversion rate constant, and quantum fluorescence yield) have been calculated for the tetraoxa[8]circulene molecule by the INDO/S, TDDFT, and CC2 methods. It is confirmed that the doubly degenerate triplet level Т 2 and the level Т 1 are located below the first singlet excited level S 1 . According to the selection rules for the angular momentum, the spin-orbit interaction between the levels S 1 and T 1 (S 1 and T 2 ) is equal to zero. Therefore, the internal conversion is the only nonradiative channel in this molecule. The results of calculations also demonstrate that values of the internal conversion rate constant and the quantum fluorescence yield obtained by the INDO/S method are incorrect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1759-1763
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2019


  • heterocirculenes
  • nonradiative transition constants
  • quantum yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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