Resonance Raman spectroscopy and theoretical study on the photodissociation dynamics of formanilide in S3 state

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  • Kemei Pei,

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    1. Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, PR China
    • Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, PR China.
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  • Fanglong Li,

    1. Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, PR China
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  • Xiaohui Dong,

    1. Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, PR China
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  • Xuming Zheng

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    1. Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, PR China
    • Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology Ministry of Education, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, PR China.
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Abstract

Resonance Raman spectra were obtained for formanilide (FA) in acetonitrile solution with 239.5- and 245.9-nm excitation wavelengths in resonance with the S3 state, and density functional theory (DFT) was used to elucidate the electronic transitions and resonance Raman spectra of FA. The spectra indicate that, in the Franck–Condon region, photodissociation dynamics has a multidimensional character with the motions mainly along the C[DOUBLE BOND]O stretching υ8, the ring C[DOUBLE BOND]C stretch υ9, the NH wag and ring CCH in-plane bend υ11, the NH wag and ring CCH in-plane bend υ12, ring C[DOUBLE BOND]C stretch and ring CCH in-plane bend υ16, the NH wag and ring CCH in-plane bend υ17, the ring CCH in-plane bend υ18, and the ring trigonal bend υ24. The excited-state dynamics of the S3 state is discussed, and the results are compared with those previously reported for benzamide (BA) to examine the N- or C-terminal-substituted aromatic effect of the peptide bond. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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