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Anasuya Mishra, Arumugam Thangamani, Soumya Chatterjee, Francis A. S. Chipem and Govindarajan Krishnamoorthy Photoisomerization of trans-2-[4′-(Dimethylamino)styryl]benzothiazole Photochemistry and Photobiology 89

Version of Record online: 26 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01227.x

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Contrary to an earlier report, the photoisomerization of trans-2-[4′-(dimethylamino)styryl]benzothiazole occurs in all the solvents including viscous glycerol and it follows not the adiabatic, but the non-adiabatic path. Relative higher fluorescence quantum yield obtained in glycerol is due to restriction on photoisomerization.

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