Ground-State Proton-Transfer Tautomer of the Salicylate Anion

Solutions of sodium salicylate in anhydrous polar solvents exhibit a weak, temperature-dependent absorption band (λmax ≈ 325 nm) lying in the Stokes gap between the main absorption (296 nm) and the fluorescence band (396 nm, acetonitrile). This weak, longer wavelength absorption band is hardly observable in aqueous solution, but its intensity increases with… CONTINUE READING