Interplay Between Ultrafast Polar Solvation and Vibrational Dynamics in Electron Transfer Reactions: Role of High-Frequency Vibrational Modes

  1. I. Prigogine4,5 and
  2. Stuart A. Rice6
  1. Biman Bagchi1,2 and
  2. N. Gayathri3

Published Online: 14 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470141663.ch1

Advances in Chemical Physics: Electron Transfer - from Isolated Molecules to Biomolecules. Part 2, Volume 107

Advances in Chemical Physics: Electron Transfer - from Isolated Molecules to Biomolecules. Part 2, Volume 107

How to Cite

Bagchi, B. and Gayathri, N. (2007) Interplay Between Ultrafast Polar Solvation and Vibrational Dynamics in Electron Transfer Reactions: Role of High-Frequency Vibrational Modes, in Advances in Chemical Physics: Electron Transfer - from Isolated Molecules to Biomolecules. Part 2, Volume 107 (eds I. Prigogine and S. A. Rice), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470141663.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas

  2. 5

    International Solvay Institutes, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

  3. 6

    Department of Chemistry and The James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Author Information

  1. 1

    Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

  2. 2

    Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

  3. 3

    Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471252917

Online ISBN: 9780470141663

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Keywords:

  • electron transfer rate;
  • Sumi-Marcus theory;
  • Jortner-Bixon theory;
  • Green's function technique;
  • electron transfer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Early Theoretical Models: Prediction of Strong Dependence of Electron Transfer Rate on Solvent Polarization Relaxation

  • Role of Vibrational Modes in Weakening Solvent Dependence

  • General Theoretical Formulation of Multidimensional Electron Transfer

  • Comparison of Theory with Experiment: Betaine in Aprotic Polar Solvents

  • Comparison of Theory with Experiment: Betaine in Protic Solvents

  • Non-Marcus Free Energy Gap Dependence

  • Effects of Ultrafast Solvation on the Rate of Adiabatic Outer-Sphere Electron Transfcr Reactions in Water, Acetonitrile, and Methanol

  • Nonexponentiality in Electron Transfer Kinetics

  • Future Problems

  • Conclusions