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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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Submitted
16 Jun 2017
Accepted
10 Jul 2017
First published
10 Jul 2017

This article is Open Access

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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