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Reference for photoluminescence data?

  1. Apr 28, 2009 #1

    diazona

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    I'm writing a lab report about the photoluminescence of two chemicals, (1) indocyanine green and (2) hexamethylindotricarbocyanine tetrafluoroborate. I've done the experiment, and now I need to (well, I've been advised to) find some data in a published paper or reference book to compare my result to. Problem: I've been looking for this for a couple of weeks and haven't found anything. *Does anyone know of some kind of, say, chemical database that would have the information I'm looking for?
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2009 #2

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    You probably would've been better off posting this in the chemistry or biology subforums. However, I'd suggest doing a Google scholar, or Web of Science search for the chemicals in question. You should be able to find something in the papers you find. I did just a plain jane Google search for photoluminescence indocyanine green, and got a paper by Maarek, Holschneider, and Harimoto (Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 65(2), 2001):

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...serid=10&md5=81f2ae3545dc6483fb969ad855516816

    Google Scholar:
    http://scholar.google.com/

    Web of Science (your institution probably has a subscription to this, or a similar service--check with your library):
    http://www.isiknowledge.com/
     
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  4. Apr 30, 2009 #3

    diazona

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    Thanks for the link... I actually ran across that paper before in a Google Scholar search (I've been using Google Scholar for most of my searching), but I skipped over it because I was in high-speed skimming mode ;-) Now that I go back and actually read it, it looks like it might have some useful information.
     
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