Abstracts 2004

Abstract of Publication No. 475

D. Schaniel, T. Woike, C. Boskovic and H.-U. Güdel
Evidence for two light-induced metastable states in Cl3[Ru(NH3)5NO]H2O
Chem. Phys. Lett. 390, 347-351 (2004)      Full Text (PDF)      DOI-Link     

Abstract: Differential Scanning Calorimetry measurements on irradiated Cl3[Ru(NH3)5NO]H2O reveal the existence of two light-induced long-lived metastable states SI, SII. Irradiation with light in the spectral range 400500 nm leads to the excitation of SI. For the first time we report experimental evidence for the state SII in this compound, which can be excited by transferring SI into SII with irradiation of light in the spectral range 10001200 nm. The excitation and transfer of the metastable states is described and the exponential decays are evaluated according to Arrhenius' law yielding activation energies of EA(SI)=0.73(3) eV, EA(SII)=0.66(3) eV and frequency factors of Z(SI)=1נ1012 s−1, Z(SII) = 5נ1012 s−1.

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