Conformer specific nonadiabatic reaction dynamics in the photodissociation of partially deuterated thioanisoles (C6H5S-CH2D and C6H5S-CHD2)

In this work, we have investigated nonadiabatic dynamics in the vicinity of conical intersections for predissociation reactions of partially deuterated thioanisole molecules: C6H5S-CH2D and C6H5S-CHD2. Each isotopomer has two distinct rotational conformers according to the geometrical position of D or H of the methyl moiety with respect to the molecular plane for C6H5S-CH2D or C6H5S-CHD2, respectively, as spectroscopically characterized in our earlier report [J. Lee, S.-Y. Kim and S. K. Kim, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2014, 118, 1850]. Since identification and separation of two different rotational conformers of each isotopomer have been unambiguously done, we could interrogate nonadiabatic dynamics of thioanisole in terms of both H/D substitutional and conformational structural effects. Nonadiabatic transition probability, estimated by the experimentally measured branching ratio of the nonadiabatically produced ground-state channel giving C6H5S center dot(X ) versus the adiabatic excited-statechannel leading to the C6H5S center dot(A) radical, shows resonance-like increases at symmetric (vs) or asymmetric (7a) S-CH2D (or S-CHD2) stretching mode excitation in S-1 for all conformational isomers of two isotopomers. However, absolute probabilistic value of the nonadiabatic transition is found to vary quite drastically depending on different conformers and isotopomers. The experimental finding that nonadiabatic transition dynamics are very sensitive to subtle changes in the nuclear configuration within the Franck-Condon region induced by the H/D substitution indicates that the S-1/S-2 conical intersection seam is quite narrowly defined in the multi-dimensional nuclear configurational space as far as the S-methyl predissociation reaction is concerned. In order to understand the relation between molecular structure and nonadiabaticity of reaction, potential energy surfaces near S-1/S-2 conical intersections have been theoretically calculated along vs and 7a normal mode coordinates for all conformational isomers. Slow-electron velocity map imaging (SEVI) spectroscopy is employed to unravel the extent of intramolecular vibrational redistribution (IVR) for particular mode excitations of S-1, providing insights into the dynamic interplay between IVR and nonadiabatic transition probability near the conical intersection seam.
Publisher
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Issue Date
2017-08
Language
English
Keywords

H-ATOM ELIMINATION; INTRAMOLECULAR VIBRATIONAL REDISTRIBUTION; PHOTOFRAGMENT TRANSLATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY; SIGMA-ASTERISK-STATE; NEAR-UV PHOTOLYSIS; CONICAL INTERSECTIONS; ULTRAVIOLET PHOTODISSOCIATION; MEDIATED PHOTODISSOCIATION; ENERGY REDISTRIBUTION; SUBSTITUTED PHENOLS

Citation

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, v.19, no.29, pp.18902 - 18912

ISSN
1463-9076
DOI
10.1039/c7cp03036c
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/225324
Appears in Collection
CH-Journal Papers(저널논문)
Files in This Item
There are no files associated with this item.
  • Hit : 63
  • Download : 0
  • Cited 0 times in thomson ci
This item is cited by other documents in WoS
⊙ Detail Information in WoSⓡClick to seewebofscience_button

qr_code

  • mendeley

    citeulike


rss_1.0 rss_2.0 atom_1.0