Mechanism and dynamics of azobenzene photoisomerization

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1021/ja021363x
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of the American Chemical Society
ISSN00027863
Volume125
Issue27
Pages80988099; # of pages: 2
AbstractThe excited-state dynamics of trans-azobenzene were investigated by femtosecond time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and ab initio molecular dynamics. Two near-degenerate * excited states, S2 and S3,4, were identified in a region hitherto associated with only one excited state. These results help to explain contradictory reports about the photoisomerization mechanism and the wavelength dependence of the quantum yield. A new model for the isomerization mechanism is proposed.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
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Identifier10072378
NPARC number12338313
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