Photophysical Properties of Methyl Triazone Included in MCM-41 Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Methyl triazone (4,4',4''-[1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triyltriimino]tris-trimethyl benzoate) has been included in mesoporous MCM-41 (Mobil's composition of matter-41) silica, and its fluorescence emission has been compared in solution and in the solid state. Although inclusion does not affect significantly the absorption properties, a fluorescence emission shift and a behavior similar to the solid state has been observed by increasing the loading. It is believed that this observation reflects molecular aggregation inside the MCM-41 channels. The potential of formulations of this type for sunscreen applications is discussed.


  • Chretien, Michelle
  • Ricci, Andrea
  • Chr├ętien, Michelle N
  • Sayari, Abdelhamid
  • Scaiano, JC

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  • 2005