Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Investigation of the photochromic system TPID/CHCl3 (TPID = triphenylimidazolyl dimer) in a CSTR provided the first example of isothermal photochemical bistability. The reaction mechanism was established and the relevant kinetic and spectroscopic parameters were estimated experimentally. In order to predict the quantitative dynamic behavior of the TPID/CHCl3 system these parameters were refined numerically using batch reactor data.The adjusted model simulates very accurately bistability either as a function of residence time τ, or as a function of incident photon flux I0.
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