Lucie Ludvikova, Pavel Fris, Dominik Heger, Peter Sebej, Jakob Wirz, Petr Klan, "Photochemistry of Rose Bengal in Water and Acetonitrile: A Comprehensive Kinetic Analysis", PCCP, 2016, published on the web: DOI: 10.1039/c6cp01710j.

The photophysical and photochemical properties of rose bengal (RB) in degassed aqueous and acetonitrile solutions were studied using steady-state and transient absorption spectroscopies. This comprehensive investigation provides detailed information about the kinetics and optical properties of all intermediates involved: the triplet excited state and the oxidized and reduced forms of RB. A full kinetic description is used to control the concentrations of these intermediates by changing the initial experimental conditions.