Phosphorescence Quenching of Benzil by Polystyrene in Dilute and Semidilute Solutions

Daniel H.S. Yu, John M Torkelson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Scopus citations


A number of recent studies have reported on phosphorescence quenching of small excited-state molecules by macromolecules in solution. Horie and Mita have published results concerning energy transfer from a benzil triplet to an anthracene moiety located either at the terminus or the center of a polystyrene chain while other studies have been reported concerning interactions between benzil triplets and anthracene moieties labeled randomly along a polystyrene chain backbone. Another class of studies concerned the interaction of small molecules with polymers which have many reactive sites along their backbones; these studies have included two investigations of phosphorescence quenching of benzil by polystyrene in benzene or other solvents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)852-853
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Phosphorescence Quenching of Benzil by Polystyrene in Dilute and Semidilute Solutions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this