Chemical actinometers are a useful tool in photochemistry, which allows to measure the photon flux of a light source to carry out quantitative analysis on photoreactions. The most commonly employed actinometers so far show minor drawbacks, such as difficult data treatment, parasite reactions, low stability or impossible reset. We propose herewith the use of 4,4'-dimethylazobenzene as a chemical actinometer. This compound undergoes a clean and efficient E/Z isomerization, approaching total conversion upon irradiation at 365 nm. Thanks to its properties, it can be used to determine the photon flux in the UV-visible region, with simple experimental methods and data treatment, and with the possibility to be reused after photochemical or thermal reset.[GRAPHICS].

4,4'-Dimethylazobenzene as a chemical actinometer

Casimiro, Lorenzo
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Andreoni, Leonardo;Groppi, Jessica;Credi, Alberto;Silvi, Serena
2022

Abstract

Chemical actinometers are a useful tool in photochemistry, which allows to measure the photon flux of a light source to carry out quantitative analysis on photoreactions. The most commonly employed actinometers so far show minor drawbacks, such as difficult data treatment, parasite reactions, low stability or impossible reset. We propose herewith the use of 4,4'-dimethylazobenzene as a chemical actinometer. This compound undergoes a clean and efficient E/Z isomerization, approaching total conversion upon irradiation at 365 nm. Thanks to its properties, it can be used to determine the photon flux in the UV-visible region, with simple experimental methods and data treatment, and with the possibility to be reused after photochemical or thermal reset.[GRAPHICS].
Casimiro, Lorenzo; Andreoni, Leonardo; Groppi, Jessica; Credi, Alberto; Métivier, Rémi; Silvi, Serena
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