The UV-Vis absorption, fluorescence and phosphorescence spectra of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene/cucurbituril) polypseudorotaxane (1) and polyrotaxane (2) in water and acetonitrile solutions were investigated. To achieve a deeper insight into the optical properties, the transient absorptions, lifetimes and quantum yields have been carried out on compounds 1 and 2. The transient absorption demonstrated an excited-state processes and involvement of high energy electronic states (Sn > 1). The transient absorption map in acetonitrile revealed at 210, 240, 300 and 315 nm a ground states bleaching bands (GBS), whereas at shorter wavelengths an absorption in excited states (ESA) and more than one excited state (Sn > 1). At 382 and 420 nm wavelength two negative bands appeared which were assigned to the stimulated emissions. At longer wavelengths, i.e. 605, 625 and 710 nm, other stimulated emissions appeared that are probably a result of the triplet manifold, confirming their phosphorescence properties. Additionally, the quantum yield with absolute values in the range 5-25 %, and phosphorescence lifetime with values in the range 1-9 μs were evaluated.
This presentation was supported by a grant from the Romanian Ministry of Research, Innovation, and Digitization, CNCS-UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P4-PCE-2021-0906
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