The role of out-of-plane deformations in subpicosecond internal conversion of photoexcited purine bases: Absence of the ultrafast decay channel in propanodeoxyguanosine

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2007.04.017
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TypeArticle
Journal titleChemical Physics Letters
Volume440
Issue1-3
Pages145149; # of pages: 5
AbstractIt is shown that photoexcited propanodeoxyguanosine (PdG), in which out-of-plane deformation of the six-membered ring of the guanine moiety is hindered, does not exhibit the subpicosecond internal conversion characteristic of the naturally occurring purine bases. The result supports the theoretical conclusion that the ultrafast internal conversion occurs via the conical intersection of the electronic ground state with the biradical state, which either evolves from [pi][pi]* state for large out-of-plane deformation or crosses the [pi][pi]* state at higher energy.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
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NPARC number12339327
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