Excited-State Intermolecular Proton Transfer Reactions of 7-Azaindole(MeOH)n (n = 1

R. Daengngern, N. Kungwan, P. Wolschann, Adelia Aquino, Hans Lischka, M. Barbatti

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Ultrafast excited-state intermolecular proton transfer (PT) reactions in 7-azaindole(methanol)n (n = 13) [7AI(MeOH)n=13] complexes were performed using dynamics simulations. These complexes were first optimized at the RI-ADC(2)/SVP-SV(P) level in the gas phase. The ground-state structures with the lowest energy were also investigated and presented. On-the-fly dynamics simulations for the first-excited state were employed to investigate reaction mechanisms and time evolution of PT processes. The PT characteristics of the reactions were confirmed by the nonexistence of crossings between Sππ* and Sπσ* states. Excited-state dynamics results for all complexes exhibit excited-state multiple-proton transfer (ESmultiPT) reactions via methanol molecules along an intermolecular hydrogen-bonded network. In particular, the two methanol molecules of a 7AI(MeOH)2 cluster assist the excitedstate triple-proton transfer (ESTPT) reaction effectively with highest probability of PT.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14129–14136
JournalJ. Phys. Chem. A
StatePublished - Oct 25 2011


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