Chemistry Letters, Vol.49, No.6, 674-676, 2020
Non-classically Controlled Sign in a 1.6 Tesla Magnetic Circularly Polarized Luminescence of Three Pyrenes in a Chloroform and a PMMA Film
Molecular pyrene, 1-hydroxylpyrene, and 2-hydroxypyrene in chloroform and embedded in poly(methyl methacrylate) film reveal mirror-image magnetic circularly polarized luminescence (MCPL) when south (S)-up or north (N)-up direction of the longitudinal external magnetic field of 1.6 T to unpolarized incident light (Faraday geometry) is employed. The vertical bar g(MCPL)vertical bar magnitude is on the order of 10(-3) T-1 in 374-416 nm. The sign of MCPL is controlled by the S-up and N-up geometry and by the position (1- or 2-) of the hydroxy group.