David R. Worrall

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Photophysical properties for a number ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) bipyridyl complexes are reported in dilute acetonitrile solution. The lifetimes of the excited metal to ligand charge transfer states (MLCT) of the osmium complexes are shorter than for the ruthenium complexes. Rate constants, kq, for quenching of the lowest excited metal to ligand charge(More)
Energy and electron transfer reactions between co-adsorbed molecules on silica gel have been studied using nanosecond time-resolved diffuse reflectance laser flash photolysis. The systems under investigation are anthracene and 9-carboxylic acid anthracene co-adsorbed with azulene, which undergo both triplet-triplet energy transfer and electron transfer from(More)
Kinetics on silica gel and other solid, porous surfaces are often complex. In this paper we have studied the decay kinetics of radical cations produced following multiphoton ionisation on silica gel, and have characterised these using an empirical model. Trends in kinetics have been observed both as a function of concentration and of temperature.(More)
Triplet state and radical cation formation is observed following laser excitation of anthracene, phenanthrene and naphthalene (and their derivatives) adsorbed on silica gel. Energy- and electron-transfer reactions of these compounds with co-adsorbed azulene have been studied using a time-resolved diffuse reflectance laser flash photolysis technique. Triplet(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Attempts at sutureless anastomoses have used protein-based solders containing chromophores [Oz et al., J Vasc Surg 1990;11:718; Poppas et al., J Urol 1998150:1052] to enhance the strength of laser anastomoses. Reports have described the use of indocyanine green [Oz et al., Surg Forum 1989;316.], fuschin, and fluorescein(More)
We present a systematic study of the effect of methyl substitution on iso- and alloxazines in acetonitrile solutions. Substitution patterns have profound effects on both spectral and photophysical properties, with fluorescence quantum yields varying by more than an order of magnitude. TD-DFT calculation were used for the first time to correlate electronic(More)
Quantum chemical density functional theory (DFT) calculations and spectral data were employed to investigate the possibility of the excited-state double proton transfer (ESDPT) in lumichrome crystals. The calculations in a lumichrome dimer predict a transfer of a proton in the first excited state, leading to a cation-anion pair. The presently reported X-ray(More)
Electron transfer reactions have been studied between 9-anthracenecarboxylic acid co-adsorbed with perylene on silica gel surfaces employing azulene as a molecular shuttle in order to facilitate hole transfer. In this paper we present for the first time a ternary system that unambiguously demonstrates an appreciable mobility of radical cations on the silica(More)
Activation energies for energy and electron transfer have been measured in various systems on silica gel. In the case of ion-electron recombination, a facile technique involving fluorescence recovery is described which complements diffuse reflectance spectroscopy in the study of these systems. In bimolecular anthracene/azulene systems, activation energies(More)
The understanding of radical reactions in nanostructured materials is important for developing new synthetic procedures and controlling degradation reactions. To develop this area, an easy method for measuring quantitative rate constants of some radical reactions in nanostructures is required. A simple method for measuring the rate constant of dye(More)