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A quantum control spectroscopy (QCS) approach using directly shaped UV excitation pulse is demonstrated. Ultrafast tailored pulses in the region of 310-335 nm are combined with transient absorption to investigate reactive pathways in the excited state of (2,2'-bipyridyl)-3,3'-diol BP(OH)2. In particular, we apply QCS in the disentanglement of the competing excited-state intramolecular proton-transfer (ESIPT) channels of BP(OH)2. Our results challenge parallel reactive pathways in the excited state and suggest a newer model based on an extremely fast sequential double ESIPT process.