Bis(5-mesityldipyrrinato)zinc This page summarizes the optical absorption and emission data of Bis(5-mesityldipyrrinato)zinc 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.

You can resize any of the graphs by clicking and dragging a rectangle. If you hover the mouse over the graph, you will see a pop-up showing the coordinates. One of the icons in the upper right corner will let you export the graph in other formats.


This optical absorption measurement of Bis(5-mesityldipyrrinato)zinc were made by D. Holten on 09-15-2004 using a .

These measurements were scaled to make the molar extinction coefficient match the value of 115,000cm-1/M at 487.0nm (Sazanovich, 2004).

Original Data | Extinction Data


The fluorescence emission spectrum of Bis(5-mesityldipyrrinato)zinc dissolved in toluene. The quantum yield of this molecule is 0.36 (Sazanovich, 2004). This spectrum was collected by on 09-15-2004 using a .

Original Data | Emission Data


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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.

Sazanovich, I. V., C. Kirmaier, E. Hindin, L. Yu, D. Bocian, J. S. Lindsey and D. Holten (2004) Structural control of the excited-state dynamics of bis(dipyrrinato)zinc complexes: self-assembling chromophores for light-harvesting architecture. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 2664-2665.