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

Abstract

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

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The article was 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, Accepted Manuscript
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    Elucidating nuclear motions in a plant sunscreen during photoisomerization, through solvent viscosity effects

    M. Horbury, W. Quan, A. L. Flourat, F. Allais and V. Stavros, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04070A

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