1,1'-diethyl-2,2'-cyanine iodide This page summarizes the optical absorption and emission data of 1,1'-diethyl-2,2'-cyanine iodide that is available in the PhotochemCAD package, version 2.1a (Du 1998, Dixon 2005). I reworked their data to produce these interactive graphs and to provide direct links to text files containing the raw and manipulated data. Although I have tried to be careful, I may have introduced some errors; the cautious user is advised to compare these results with the original sources.

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This optical absorption measurement of 1,1'-diethyl-2,2'-cyanine iodide were made by R.-C. A. Fuh in the summer of 1997 using a Cary 3. The absorption values were collected using a spectral bandwidth of 1.0 nm, a signal averaging time of 0.133 sec, a data interval of 0.25 nm, and a scan rate of 112.5 nm/min.

These measurements were scaled to make the molar extinction coefficient match the value of 54,000cm-1/M at 524.2nm (Tredwell, 1979).

Original Data | Extinction Data


Due to the expected low fluorescence yield, estimated to be 0.001 (Tredwell, 1979), a fluorescence spectrum was not collected.


Dixon, J. M., M. Taniguchi and J. S. Lindsey (2005), "PhotochemCAD 2. A Refined Program with Accompanying Spectral Databases for Photochemical Calculations, Photochem. Photobiol., 81, 212-213.

Du, H., R.-C. A. Fuh, J. Li, L. A. Corkan and J. S. Lindsey (1998) PhotochemCAD: A computer-aided design and research tool in photochemistry. Photochem. Photobiol. 68, 141-142.

Tredwell, C. J. and C. M. Keary (1979) Picosecond time resolved fluorescence lifetimes of the polymethine and related dyes. Chem. Phys. 43, 307-316.