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Coumarin 314 free radical cation: formation, properties and reactivity towards phenolic antioxidants

Alexis Aspée, E. Alarcón, Eduardo Pino, S.I. Gorelsky and J.C. Scaiano, “Coumarin 314 free radical cation: formation, properties and reactivity towards phenolic antioxidants”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 116(1),199-206 (2012). Jan. 2012
Coumarin 314 free radical cation
Methylene blue shows an isotope dependent triplet lifetime that is 50% longer in D2O compared with H2O as a result of electronic-to-vibrational relaxation. The effect is enhanced when the dye is bound to curcubit[7]uril due to a combination of restricted mobility and a unfavorable vibrational coupling.
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2012/pp/c1pp05227f