Accession Number : AD0782896

Title :   Studies on Systems with Intramolecular Proton Transfer Reactions in the Excited State Sulfonylhydrazones of Salicylaldehyde.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Apr 73-1 Apr 74,

Corporate Author : DEMOCRITUS NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER ATHENS (GREECE) CHEMISTRY DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Hadjoudis,Eugene ; Gegiou-Hadjoudis,Dina

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The report deals with the spectra and photochemistry of some benzenesulfonylhydrazones of salicylaldehyde and benzaldehyde which have been investigated in the crystalline state, in rigid glasses and in solution, in a variety of solvents over a range of temperatures and solute concentrations. Out of the compounds studied in the crystalline state, benzenesulfonylhydrazone of salicylaldehyde is found to be photochromic; this compound is also photo-colourable in rigid glasses at low temperatures. Photochromism is a property of the isolated molecule in an arbitrary rigid matrix involving proton transfer leading to quinoid type molecules. An attempt has been made to identify the coloured species in rigid glasses at room temperature by flash photolysis experiments. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Hydrazones, *Photochemical reactions, *Photochromism, Greece, Aromatic compounds, Organic sulfur compounds, Crystals, Glass, Solutions(Mixtures), Aldehydes, Ultraviolet spectra, Visible spectra, Fluorescence, Molecular structure

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE