Detection of Specific Nitrogen-Containing Compounds by Room-Temperature Phosphorescence


Journal Article

The use of room-temperature phosphorescence (RTP) for the selective analysis of nitrogen-containing heterocyclics has been investigated. The RTP emissions of azaarenes are enhanced in the presence of mercury(II) chloride, while those of homocyclic polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are quenched. The combined use of Hg(II) as a selective quenching agent and heavy-atom perturber In the RTP detection of selected nitrogen-containing compounds in the presence of interfering PAHs is reported. Various photophysical aspects of the heavy-atom effect on RTP are discussed based on spectral studies. © 1985, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Abbott, DW; Vo-Dinh, T

Published Date

  • May 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 41 - 45

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-6882

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-2700

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ac00279a015

Citation Source

  • Scopus