A Comprehensive Microscopic Picture of the Benzhydryl Radical and Cation Photogeneration and Interconversion through Electron Transfer (pages 1423–1437)
Christian F. Sailer, Sebastian Thallmair, Dr. Benjamin P. Fingerhut, Dr. Christoph Nolte, Johannes Ammer, Prof. Herbert Mayr, Dr. Igor Pugliesi, Prof. Regina de Vivie-Riedle and Prof. Eberhard Riedle
Article first published online: 28 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201201057
At a distance: The radical pairs generated by photohomolysis can undergo electron transfer (ET) leading to ion pairs (see picture). Increase of the average distance between the radicals leads to termination of the ET. Geminate recombination and diffusion terminate ion evolution. The yields and dynamics are simulated by a model involving distance-dependent radical- and ion-pair populations, which are subject to diffusion and distance-dependent rates.