The Role of Molecular Conformation and Polarizable Embedding for One- and Two-Photon Absorption of Disperse Orange 3 in Solution
2012 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, E-ISSN 1520-5207, Vol. 116, no 28, 8169-8181 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Solvent effects on the one- and two-photon absorption (IPA and 2PA) of disperse orange 3 (DO3) in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) are studied using a discrete polarizable embedding (PE) response theory. The scheme comprises a quantum region containing the chromophore and an atomically granulated classical region for the solvent accounting for full interactions within and between the two regions. Either classical molecular dynamics (MD) or hybrid Car-Parrinello (CP) quantum/classical (QM/MM) molecular dynamics simulations are employed to describe the solvation of DO3 in DMSO, allowing for an analysis of the effect of the intermolecular short-range repulsion, long-range attraction, and electrostatic interactions on the conformational changes of the chromophore and also the effect of the solute-solvent polarization. PE linear response calculations are performed to verify the character, solvatochromic shift, and overlap of the two lowest energy transitions responsible for the linear absorption spectrum of DO3 in DMSO in the visible spectral region. Results of the PE linear and quadratic response calculations, performed using uncorrelated solute-solvent configurations sampled from either the classical or hybrid CP QM/MM MD simulations, are used to estimate the width of the line shape function of the two electronic lowest energy excited states, which allow a prediction of the 2PA cross-sections without the use of empirical parameters. Appropriate exchange-correlation functionals have been employed in order to describe the charge-transfer process following the electronic transitions of the chromophore in solution.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 116, no 28, 8169-8181 p.
Absorption spectroscopy, Dimethyl sulfoxide, Light absorption, Luminescence of organic solids, Molecular dynamics, Organic solvents, Solvents, Two photon processes
Physical Sciences Chemical Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-100785DOI: 10.1021/jp3032034ISI: 000306503000019ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864050473OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-100785DiVA: diva2:545128
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QC 201208172012-08-172012-08-172013-04-08Bibliographically approved