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Ultrafast excited state hydrogen atom transfer in salicylideneaniline driven by changes in aromaticity

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Abstract

We investigated two important unresolved issues on excited state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT) reactions, i.e., their driving force and the charge state of the transferred species by means of quantum chemical topology. We related changes in the aromaticity of a molecule after electron excitation to reaction dynamics in an excited state. Additionally, we found that the conveyed particle has a charge intermediate between that of a bare proton and a neutral hydrogen atom. We anticipate that the analysis presented in this communication will yield valuable insights into ESIPT and other similar photochemical reactions.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast excited state hydrogen atom transfer in salicylideneaniline driven by changes in aromaticity

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The article was received on 26 Jun 2015, accepted on 06 Aug 2015 and first published on 06 Aug 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP03699B
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Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 31608-31612
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    Ultrafast excited state hydrogen atom transfer in salicylideneaniline driven by changes in aromaticity

    L. Gutiérrez-Arzaluz, F. Cortés-Guzmán, T. Rocha-Rinza and J. Peón, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 31608
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CP03699B

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