Phosphate Assisted Proton Transfer in Water and Sugar Glasses: A Study Using Fluorescence of Pyrene-1-carboxylate and IR Spectroscopy


The role of water’s H-bond percolation network in acid-assisted proton transfer was studied in water and glycerol solutions and in sugar glasses. Proton transfer rates were determined by the fluorescence of pyrene-1-carboxylate, a compound with a higher pK in its excited state relative to the ground state. Excitation of pyrene-1-COO− produces fluorescence… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10895-008-0375-5


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