Photo-induced structural changes in titanium alkoxides for directing molecular assembly

J. David Musgraves, B. G. Potter, Robin M. Sewell, Timothy J. Boyle

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The effects of ultraviolet irradiation on a heteroleptic titanium alkoxide ((OPy)2Ti(4MP)2) have been investigated. The molecule has been studied in solution and in thin film form using FTIR and Raman spectroscopies. Quantum computational modeling was used to associate vibrational modes with structural moieties present in the molecule. In all cases examined, a preferential photoinduced modification in vibrational resonances linked to the 4-mercaptophenol (4MP) ligand was observed. In contrast, little or no change was exhibited in the vibrational structure of the OPy ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSelf Assembly of Nanostructures Aided by Ion- or Photon-Beam Irradiation
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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