Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPhotoChem, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

47_10b/2008Inside Cover: Control of Intramolecular Orbital Alignment in the Photodissociation of Thiophenol: Conformational Manipulation by Chemical Substitution (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10/2008)

Conformational control by chemical substitution influences the content of the wavepacket propagating along the S-H coordinate of thiophenol. The wide spread of the wavepacket at the conical intersection, induced by the conformation of the S-H torsional angle, diminishes the probability of diabatic passage, thus giving control over the branching ratio of excited and ground states of product. In the Communication on page 1853 ff., S. K. Kim and co-workers describe this approach to control intramolecular orbital alignment for the phenylthiyl radical.

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