Spectroscopic and Photo-Physical Properties of Near-IR Laser Dye in Novel Benign Green Solvents.
PMID: 32632719 DOI: 10.1007/s10895-020-02576-1.
IR-792 as near IR (NIR) laser dye was dissolved with different concentrations in two types of ionic liquids (ILs) of different anion and cation, 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide (EMIM TFSI) & 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BMIM BF), as the benign green solvent and in methanol (MeOH) as a standard solvent. The behavior of fluorescence of IR-792 dye was studied. The fluorescence of IR-792 dissolved in the ILs was heavily compared to organic solvent. Some photo-physical parameters of IR-792 were calculated. Mainly, IR-792 had a very low quantum yield of fluorescence with high intersystem crossing rate & fluorescence lifetime in picosecond range. Optical absorption and behavior of fluorescence for the rigorously the purified imidazolium ILs in the neat condition and effect of IR-792 on their fluorescence have been examined. The emission behavior of IR-792 in green solvents was independent upon the wavelength of excitation, while the emission behavior of green solvents dependent upon the wavelength of excitation whether in pure state or with NIR laser dye. At most, the intensity of fluorescence of ILs is dependent upon dye concentration.