Linear (one-photon) and nonlinear (two-photon) spectral properties of 4-N,N-dimethylamino-4′-aminoazobenzene have been investigated under protonation in DMSO/water solvent mixtures. Observed spectral changes have been discussed in terms of ammonium–azonium tautomerism. The corresponding tautomeric constants have been determined for the first time for such kind of tautomeric equilibria. The process of protonation leads to changes of the two-photon absorption properties, suggesting that such process could be used as a tool for change of third-order nonlinear optical activity in solution.
|Journal||Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- Ammonium–azonium tautomersim
- Two-photon absorption
- Femtosecond Z-scan technique