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Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mohammad Habibi,
Dr Ross Harrington,
Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD
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The title Schiff base complex is a model compound for photoisomerization reactions which occur in photobiological processes such as vision. The Schiff base ligand and the complex have been prepared in a one-pot synthesis. In the crystal structure of the complex, copper has a distorted tetrahedral coordination. Photochemical investigations in solution reveal time-resolved spectroscopic changes that are interpreted in terms of a transformation from E to Z configuration of the C=N bonds of the coordinated Schiff base ligand. Application of multivariate curve resolution and non-linear least squares curve fitting to the spectroscopic profiles provides a rate constant of 0.11 min(-1) for the photoisomerization and a quantum yield of 0.246. (c) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Clegg W; Habibi MH; Harrington RW; Barati K; Montazerozohori M; Shafieyan H
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 22/06/2013
ISSN (print): 0277-5387
ISSN (electronic): 1873-3719
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