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This is the first report describing the use of picosecond time-resolved infrared (TRIR) spectroscopy to probe a d8 metal chromophore, Pt(4,4'-(CO2Et)(2)-2,2'-bpy)Cl2: monitoring changes in the v(CO) vibrations allows for an assignment of the lowest excited state to an MLCT with an 8.7 ps lifetime.

Original publication





Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)

Publication Date



382 - 383


School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, UK NG7 2RD.