Syndiotactic polystyrene (s-PS) films including a fluorescent guest (naphthalene, NP) in their nanoporous delta crystalline phase have been prepared and characterized by X-ray diffraction, infrared linear dichroism, molecular modeling, and fluorescence depolarization techniques. A nearly perpendicular orientation of the fused rings of NP guest molecules with respect to the chain axis of the delta crystalline structure has been established by molecular mechanics and by evaluation of directions of transition moment vectors of infrared vibrational modes. The fluorescence depolarization is more efficient for NP guest molecules into the host phase than for NP molecules simply absorbed in the amorphous phase. This could be due to a more efficient resonance energy transfer between guest molecules, possibly associated with their ordered positioning and orientation into the host nanoporous polymeric crystallites.

Orientation and Microenvironment of Naphthalene Guest in the Host Nanoporous Phase of Syndiotactic Polystyrene

VENDITTO, Vincenzo;MILANO, Giuseppe;GUERRA, Gaetano;
2005

Abstract

Syndiotactic polystyrene (s-PS) films including a fluorescent guest (naphthalene, NP) in their nanoporous delta crystalline phase have been prepared and characterized by X-ray diffraction, infrared linear dichroism, molecular modeling, and fluorescence depolarization techniques. A nearly perpendicular orientation of the fused rings of NP guest molecules with respect to the chain axis of the delta crystalline structure has been established by molecular mechanics and by evaluation of directions of transition moment vectors of infrared vibrational modes. The fluorescence depolarization is more efficient for NP guest molecules into the host phase than for NP molecules simply absorbed in the amorphous phase. This could be due to a more efficient resonance energy transfer between guest molecules, possibly associated with their ordered positioning and orientation into the host nanoporous polymeric crystallites.
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