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Time resolved resonance raman, ab initio Hartree-Fock, and density functional theoretical studies on the transients states of perfluoro-p-benzoquinone

Balakrishnan, G and Mohandas, P and Umapathy, S (2001) Time resolved resonance raman, ab initio Hartree-Fock, and density functional theoretical studies on the transients states of perfluoro-p-benzoquinone. In: Journal Of Physical Chemistry A, 105 (33). pp. 7778-7789.

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In recent times, perfluorinated organic compounds have been investigated extensively to understand the influence of perfluorination on structure-reactivity correlations. Here, we report the time-resolved resonance Raman (TR3),ab initio Hartree-Fock (HF), and density functional theoretical (DFT) studies on the photogenerated transient states of perfluoro-p-benzoquinone (Fluoranil, FA). In particular, for the triplet excited states, radical anion and ketyl radical Raman spectra have been recorded. The observed Raman excitation profiles and the decay rate constants of triplet excited states of FA satisfactorily reproduce, respectively, the absorption spectra and decay rate constants reported previously from transient absorption studies. The structure and vibrational spectra of all these intermediates of FA have been calculated using both ab initio unrestricted Hartree-Fock (UHF) and density functional (UBP86) methods with standard 6-31G(d) basis set. The assignments for all the experimentally observed resonance Raman bands are made using the calculated frequencies and the normal coordinate analysis. Potential energy distributions (PEDs) are also presented. Perfluoro, effect is found to be more pronounced in the triplet excited state than in the ground state or the radical anion, whereas the effect in the ground state seems to be higher than that in the radical anion.The lowest triplet excited state of FA has been identified as the \pi-\pi* state (B-3(3G)) in nonpolar solvents and the n \pi state (B-3(1G)) in polar solvents. The solvent polarity appears to play a major role in the nature of the lowest triplet excited states, since these two states are very close to each other.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal Of Physical Chemistry A
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2010 06:16
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17713

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