Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1987, 52, 1666-1671

Electron transfer from excited molecules of anthracene derivatives to methylviologen. Generation of the cation-radical and hydrogen

Viktor Řehák

Department of Polygraphy, Institute of Chemical Technology, 532 10 Pardubice


The quantum yields of formation of the methylviologen cation-radical were measured, the effect of pH was studied, and the possibility of photogeneration of hydrogen was examined for systems with disodium 1,5- and 1,8-anthracenedisulphonate in aqueous media or 9-acetylanthracene in micellar media of sodium dodecyl sulphate, in the presence of methylviologen, triethanolamine, and colloidal platinum.