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The photodissociation of solvated cyclopropanone and its hydrate explored via non-adiabatic molecular dynamics using ΔSCF


Vandaele, Eva; Mališ, Momir; Luber, Sandra (2022). The photodissociation of solvated cyclopropanone and its hydrate explored via non-adiabatic molecular dynamics using ΔSCF. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), 24(9):5669-5679.

Abstract

The decay of cyclopropanone is a typical example of a photodecomposition process. Ethylene and carbon monoxide are formed following the excitation to the first singlet excited state through a symmetrical or asymmetrical pathway. The results obtained with non-adiabatic molecular dynamics (NAMD) using the delta self-consistent field (ΔSCF) method correspond well to previous experimental and multireference theoretical studies carried out in the gas phase. Moreover, this efficient methodology allows NAMD simulations of cyclopropanone in aqueous solution to be performed, which reveal analogue deactivation mechanisms, but a shorter lifetime and reduced photodissociation as compared to the gas-phase. The excited state dynamics of cyclopropanone hydrate, an enzyme inhibitor, in an aqueous environment are reported as well. Cyclopropanone hydrate strongly interacts with the surrounding solvent via the formation of hydrogen bonds. Excitation to the first singlet excited state shows an asymmetric pathway with cyclopropanone hydrate and propionic acid as the main photoproducts.

Abstract

The decay of cyclopropanone is a typical example of a photodecomposition process. Ethylene and carbon monoxide are formed following the excitation to the first singlet excited state through a symmetrical or asymmetrical pathway. The results obtained with non-adiabatic molecular dynamics (NAMD) using the delta self-consistent field (ΔSCF) method correspond well to previous experimental and multireference theoretical studies carried out in the gas phase. Moreover, this efficient methodology allows NAMD simulations of cyclopropanone in aqueous solution to be performed, which reveal analogue deactivation mechanisms, but a shorter lifetime and reduced photodissociation as compared to the gas-phase. The excited state dynamics of cyclopropanone hydrate, an enzyme inhibitor, in an aqueous environment are reported as well. Cyclopropanone hydrate strongly interacts with the surrounding solvent via the formation of hydrogen bonds. Excitation to the first singlet excited state shows an asymmetric pathway with cyclopropanone hydrate and propionic acid as the main photoproducts.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > General Physics and Astronomy
Physical Sciences > Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords:Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, General Physics and Astronomy
Language:English
Date:1 January 2022
Deposited On:05 Jan 2023 12:48
Last Modified:28 Apr 2024 01:42
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:1463-9076
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1039/d1cp05187c
Project Information:
  • : FunderSwiss National Science Foundation
  • : Grant IDPP00P2 170667
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  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)