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Elucidating nuclear motions in a plant sunscreen during photoisomerization through solvent viscosity effects

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We explore the effects of solvent viscosity on the transcis photoisomerization of sinapoyl malate, which is utilized as a sunscreen molecule in plants. Our results demonstrate that viscosity has a significant effect on the timescale for isomerization, providing insight into the nuclear motions involved. The ramifications of these findings are discussed with reference to sinapoyl malate's in vivo photoprotection properties.

Graphical abstract: Elucidating nuclear motions in a plant sunscreen during photoisomerization through solvent viscosity effects

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The article was received on 16 Jun 2017, accepted on 10 Jul 2017 and first published on 10 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04070A
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 21127-21131
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    Elucidating nuclear motions in a plant sunscreen during photoisomerization through solvent viscosity effects

    M. D. Horbury, W.-D. Quan, A. L. Flourat, F. Allais and V. G. Stavros, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 21127
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04070A

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