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Issue 67, 2014
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Real-time fluorescence visualization of slow tautomerization of single free-base phthalocyanines under ambient conditions

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Abstract

The emission transition dipole moments of single-molecule free-base phthalocyanines at an air/glass interface were visualized using defocused wide-field fluorescence microscopy at a temporal resolution of 100–200 ms. Isolated molecules showed slow proton tautomerization, which is consistent with previous theoretical calculations in the gas phase, which predicted large activation energies.

Graphical abstract: Real-time fluorescence visualization of slow tautomerization of single free-base phthalocyanines under ambient conditions

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The article was received on 08 Apr 2014, accepted on 20 May 2014 and first published on 20 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02574A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9443-9446
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    Real-time fluorescence visualization of slow tautomerization of single free-base phthalocyanines under ambient conditions

    T. Ikeda, R. Iino and H. Noji, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9443
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02574A

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